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Both men and women wore pleated ruffs around the neck during the Elizabethan era.

 

Portrait of Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1575-76,                                                  by Nicholas Hilliard.

 

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”

 

                                                                                        Henry David Thoreau

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