Category Archives: 11th Century

Costume and Fashion History of the 11th century. The Middle ages fashion period. Knee-length tunics, cloaks, gowns, long flaring sleeves.

The Norman fashion period. England 1066-1154.

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Empress Matilda, female regent, England, history, Middle ages, 12th century, costumes

The Lady of the English on her visit to Winchester on 3rd March 1141. Matilda was given a formal welcome to Winchester and handed the keys to the treasury.
Empress Matilda (also Empress Maude 1102 – 1167) was the first female regent of the kingdom of England, but was not crowned.

The Norman Period

William the Conqueror, 1066-1087.

by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown.

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Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Knight in Armor, squire and pages costumes. 11th century clothing.

Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Chevalier servi par son écuyer et ses pages.
From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.

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  1. The Carolingian Fashion Period from 987 to 1270.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. 11th to 13th century. Medieval clothing in France.
  4. The Knights of the Teutonic Order of Knighthood.
  5. The First Crusade. The Knights Hospitallers.
  6. The Crusades. The Knights Templar.
  7. Middle Ages fashion history in Germany. 11th to 13th century.

Middle ages shoe design. 10th to 15th century fashion history.

Middle ages shoe design. 10th to 15th century fashion history.

Shoe design. 10th to 15th century.

Middle ages shoe design. 10th to 15th century fashion history.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Chaussures. – Planche 11.
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Moyen Age. Coiffes, Capuchons.

Caps and Hoods fashion. Middle ages headdresses. Hennin. Gothic fashion history.

Caps and Hoods fashion. 11th to 15th century.

Caps and Hoods. 11th to 15th century. The Modes of the Middle Ages.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Coiffes, Capuchons. – Planche 4.

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10th to 15th century clothing. Medival fashion.

Middle Ages fashion, Nobility Costumes, 10th to 15th century.

10th to 15th century clothing

10th to 15th century clothing. Medival fashion.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Robes. – Planche 2.

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Élégantes. Les modes du Moyen Âge.

French Nobility costumes. Middle Ages costume history. 12th to 15th century gothic costumes.

Nobility fashion

Nobility costumes. French Fashion History 11th to 15th century.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Âge, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Moyen Âge.  Élégantes – Planche 1.
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Medieval clothing in France. 11th to 13th c..

Cotte hardie. French medieval dress. Middle ages woman clothing. Form of a Sleeve in the 12th century.

Fig. 175, 176. French women`s dress, 12th century. Form of a Sleeve in the 12th century

Medieval clothing in France. 11th to 13th century.

In France, as in Germany, the dress of the eleventh century was a development from the fashions of previous periods, though here the change was accomplished more quickly. This was already so evident at the opening of the thirteenth century that from that time onward French fashions became the standard for the upper classes among all the peoples of Central Europe. Continue reading