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Extant doublet ca. 1560. Supposedly Italian. Now held in the Royal Museum of Scotland and documented/patterned by Janet Arnold. Red silk satin lined with linen, with cotton wool stuffed loosely between the vertical quilting. The doublet has six eyelets at each sleeve head for lacing on armor components and eyelets set into the narrow skirting for pointing (lacing) one's breeches to the doublet. . Photo credit Mary Westerman Bulgarella
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Ana de Mendoza (Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana). Spanish aristocrat, 1540-1592. Considered one of the more accomplished women of her time by her peers. Also regarded as one of the most beautiful ladies in Spain, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young. Married at 12 years old to Rui Gomes da Silva, 1st Prince of Éboli and minister to the King.