Coronation spoon of English monarchs.
William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée).
MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who is represented in our plate, was the son of King Henry II. by his celebrated mistress, Fair Rosamond.
QUIETNESS and peace were not among the most prominent characteristics of those ages, in which, unfettered by the sage power of judicious and efficient laws, people were taught to seek justice rather by their own strength, than by the intermediation of others. At that period, the songs which sounded most musical to the ears of the iron-cased barons were the romances that told of hard blows and doughty adventures, and the pictures most beautiful to their eyes were such as those which we here give in ouer plate.
LADIES PLAYING ON THE HARP AND ORGAN.
OSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries; its changes were frequent, and often remarkable, but the intercourse between England and France, and in some measure with the neighbouring states, was so constant, that these changes were nearly simultaneous in them all. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.
Fashion history of medieval England from 1154 to 1216.
Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty.
Jeu de Paume
Médiévale jeu de balle au 13ème siècle.
La Torture. Costumes du 13ème siècle.
Procès verbal, extrait d’une procédure criminelle du XV, siècle.
Charles D’Anjou. Dynastie royale française capétienne.13ème siècle.
Charles I of Anjou (Italian Carlo d’Angiò; 1227-1285) was since 1266 King of Sicily. From 1282 his territory was limited to the continental part of the Kingdom, but the title remained unchanged. He is the progenitor of the older house of Anjou, a side branch of the French royal dynasty Capetian.