Category Archives: 12th Century

Middle ages costumes in 12th Century

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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England medieval clothing 1200 to 1300.

England medieval clothing 12th, 13th century.

From left: Physician, Gentleman, Bishop, King, Queen, Costume of a Lady, Nobleman, Rustic.

England medieval clothing 1200 to 1300.

From left: Physician, Gentleman, Bishop, King, Queen, Costume of a Lady, Nobleman, Rustic.

From the book: Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916). Google Book, Amazon

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury.

Saint Thomas Becket. England 12th century bishop

St. Thomas à Becket

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury (1118-1170).

It is not a little remarkable that the only Romish shrine which has been publicly brought to notice in England during the last few years is that of à Becket, the representative of the unyielding supremacy of that church, which still demands not only spiritual but temporal power. Continue reading

Richard I the Lionheart. Cœur de Lion.

Richard Cœur de Lion, England King Richard I, Lionheart, King,EnglandMediaval knight,

The death of Richard Coeur de Lion. Richard Cœur de Lion forgiving Bertrand de Gurdun. Who had attemted his life 1199.

Richard I the Lionheart 1157-1199.

Richard Ier Cœur de Lion, actually Richard Plantagenet; was from 1189 to his death King of England. From 1172 to the year of his coronation was Richard Duke of Aquitaine. Then he held the title of Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.
Richard was the third son of King Henry II. Of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Bertran de Gurdun also known as Pierre Basile and John Sabroz. According to the legend Richard let Pierre Basile, the enemy’s skirmishers of the deadly bolt, looking after winning the battle and bring to him and knighted him with the words: Continue reading

Capetian noblewoman costume 12th century

Capetian dynasty. Noblewoman costume. French Middle ages fashion.

Capetian noblewoman 12th century.

Capetian noblewoman costume around 1190 to 1180, 12th century.

Noble Capétienne, Vers 1180 A 1190. 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 Period 987 to 1270.
  2. Fashion of the Middle Ages from 1037 to 1461.
  3. Frankish Fashions. The Ladies of Old France.

Eleanor of Aquitaine. Medieval Queen 12th century.

Eleanor of Aquitaine. Medieval Queen. Middle ages fashion history. Gothic clothes, 12th century fashion

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine (French: Aliénor or Éléonore d’Aquitaine;  also Éléonore de Guyenne; * 1122 in Poitiers in the Poitou; † 1 April 1204 in the monastery of Fontevrault in France), was the daughter and co-heiress of William X. (1099-1137), Count of Poitiers and fifth Duke of Aquitaine. She married in 1137 Louis VII., King of France. Continue reading