Cavalier Boots

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY Nos. 1 and 2

GOOD examples of miLtary jack-hoots worn during the Cromwcllian Period. It is a singular fact that hoots of this extravagant description were worn alike by Cavalier and Puritan, the enormously large and wide tops being common to both. .. ne toes are squared and blocked, and the heels are remarkably high and composed of several layers of leather ; the tops are full and well shaped, and could at will be drawn up over the thigh or turned down over the caY of the legs. They retain their ong.nal spurs, with twelve pointed rowels.

A NOTHER jack-boot of the seventeenth century, with a low heel and an ill-shaped top.

A SIMILAR jack-boot to the above, but with an elegantly shaped top, high heel, and square-blocked toe. This, like No. 3, retains its spur rest above the heel.

Northampton Museum.

PLATE XIII

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