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18 th century

An exciting time, the Industrial Age started marked by Thomas Newcomen who invented the steam engine. Also the Potato acquired the potato the status of 'staple food'. Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe, Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's travels, both books still with influence to this day.

The men wore a Chapeau bras, well known from the portraits of Napoleon, however unlike Napoleon put on a long-haired wig. Also an overcoat trimmed with gold embroidery on a richly decorated jacket, half-long pants and knee socks. The women wore a cap on her hair up and a sober, but certainly tailored dress with space for a bare neck. This too has Gerritsen available; the bare neck you must bring yourself.

The 17 th century Revolution and Empire (1790-1815)