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A Brief History of Underpants

By Christine Van Zandt & Harry Briggs


A Brief History of Underpants explores the history of underwear with zany facts and illustrations. The cover features an interactive reveal wheel that turns to show underwear through the ages.

From bloomers to boxers, everyone wears underwear! One part humour, one part history, A Brief History of Underpants explores the evolution of fashions most unmentionable garment. Gain a whole new understanding of underthings as you:

Learn which ruler was buried with over 100 pairs of underwear.
Discover how people kept their underclothes from falling off before elastic was invented.
Find out why some underwear was made from feathers.
And much, much more!
Zany illustrations add to the humour, and step-by-step instructions teach real dyeing and washing techniques used hundreds of years ago. Interact with the topic directly by turning the reveal wheel on the front cover to see underwear evolve through the ages.

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