Saturday 23 February 2013

Medieval Plague Doctor ........

..and friends. The bods are from Strelets Crusader transport 2.
The odd man out, historically, is the plague doctor. Not because of his profesion but his dress. Modern writers have described fourteenth-century plague doctors as wearing bird-like masks but the actual design of the clothing, mask included,  is credited to Charles de Lorme  (1584–1678) chief physician of three French kings, Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV who invented the design in 1619. 
Dr Schnabel vom Rom ( Dr beak of rome) Engraving by Paul Furst, 1656
Some of the Bods from the set
Marching soldiers.
Two who will forever lay by the roadside
Mr B. Eaky.The doc and a unsatisfied customer