7 thoughts on “Thieves of the Wood (2018) Is Shockingly Entertaining: Part 2

  1. Regentesses were probably members of the aristocracy involved in community service to orphanages or asylums and they tended to be associated with local churches.Regents were also called trustees.Somewhat like the people today who donate or register at NGOs if they are unable to take an initiative themselves.Some of them were actually very committed to charity work though.
    The costumes are a bit too good than expected.The Dutch aesthetic of mixing pastel florals with baroque,dark brocades is something that I love,but unfortunately we don’t get to see much of it in films.I think they also used contrasting robes and underlayers a lot,unlike the French and English fashions which favoured a more monochromatic look or at least the entire ensemble in the same ground fabric with varying levels of embellishments.

  2. Regentess in this instance simply means member of a governing board. Usually local business mens wives, the sort of time wealthy busy bodies that put most people off joining boards – even today.

  3. I loved the character of the maid, which was at least in the first Episodes somehow realistic. I would say, that they did a better Job on the women’s costumes although the high hairstyles just don’t match with the 1740s/50s clothes from an esthetic Point of view, although I found the selection of different styles of beards through almost every period except the mid 18th century a lot more irritating. However I have to thank you, that you made it through this series.

  4. There’s a type of regional embroidery/quilting in France that is white on white, the corset might be imitating that.

  5. As far as I can tell, the styles of everything ran from France to the Low Countries and then to England, and as they did, they grew in volume in the Low Countries, then slimmed down a bit in England. One of the clearest examples is the drums on furniture legs: they are light and graceful in France, sturdier in the Low Countries, then more middling in England. And the clothing did the same.

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