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O’Malley, Michelle. ‘A Pair of Little Gilded Shoes: Commission, Cost, and Meaning in Renaissance Footwear.’ Renaissance Quarterly 63, no. 1 (2010): 45–83.

Unsworth, Rebecca. ‘Hands Deep in History: Pockets in Men and Womens Dress in Western Europe c. 1480–1630.’ Costume 51, no. 2 (2017): 148–70.

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Portrait of an unknown woman c. 1630 (detail), in Keldby church, Denamark.