18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND LONG TERM SURVIVAL.
I assume the ring helped elevate the soles above the residue left by horses and from the contents of chamber pots slung out the windows.
I would imagine so Gorges.Keith.
That particular style can often be seen in paintings of 17th C kitchens. They lift the feet above the floor left hot from the cooking fireplace. Gladstone's Land in Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, have a pair in their kitchen dating to about 1620.
Thank you for this information Rev, I had not considered that.Regards, Keith.
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