History of Underclothes Book. In a well-documented, profusely illustrated volume combining impressive scholarship with an entertaining, often humorous style, two distinguished clothing historians consider undergarments worn by the English over the past 600 years. Beginning with the Middle Ages, up to the eve of World War II. Enhancing the detailed, comprehensive text are more than 100 period illustrations and photographs. A bibliography, appendix and index complete a valuable reference work that will appeal to costume historians, sociologists and general readers. 272pp. 53/8 x 81/4. Paperbound.