Wearing Buttons Was Vain… Glad We Got Past That

It was in the 1200’s that people began wearing buttons but it was in the 1300’s when they created controversy. I guess buttons as fashion statements were thought of as vain by more humble folks. But we know who won that war because by 1685 the King of France so loved buttons he spent more than half a million dollars on them. Vanity? Compared to the little white ones that adorn the average man’s shirt, I would make that a yes.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)


The Guild (Book 2)


The Last Quadroon (Book 3)


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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