Category Archives: 14th Century

Fashion and Costumes during the 14th century. The transition from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance was slow and in the various countries of Europe at different times. An assignment of the Gothic within a set time span varies within the European countries and depends on various factors such as architecture, painting, sculpture. The Gothic is a period of European art and architecture of the Middle Ages. It originated in 1140 in Île-de-France (Paris region) and lasted north of the Alps to about 1500-1550. The previously dominant architectural and artistic style known as Romanesque, Renaissance style as following: Early Gothic ca 1175 to 1250. High Gothic 1250 to 1350; Late Gothic 1350 to 1550 (in Germany); Early Renaissance (Quattrocento) about 1425 to 1550 (Cinquecento in Italy) 
; Renaissance in Germany about 1500 to 1600.
The 14th century can be described with enormous changes in the clothing. Available materials for textile production for the lower classes there was linen, hemp, nettle (these three in particular for use in underwear) and wool (this especially for outerwear). The Nobility and rich bourgeoisie could additionally rely on expensive imported silks and used generally better textile qualities and refined fabrics. Dress codes according to the social status has been adopted.

Sir William Beauchamp. 1st Baron Bergavenny. 14th century

Sir William Beauchamp. 14th century costume. England history.

Sir William Beauchamp (c. 1343 – 1411). 1st Baron Bergavenny, KG. Captain of Calais. Custos of the County of Pembroke in 1392.

Sir William Beauchamp (c. 1343 – 1411).

1st Baron Bergavenny, KG. Captain of Calais. Custos of the County of Pembroke in 1392.

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Middle ages military. Archer and Crossbowman 1350 to 1380s.

Soldiers uniforms 14th century. Archer and Crossbowman. Middle Ages Military

Archer and Crossbowman. Gens de Trait. 1350 à 1380.

Middle ages military. Archer and Crossbowman 1350 to 1380s.

Gens de Trait. 1350 à 1380.

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Adornment of a Gentleman, 15th century fashion.

Adornment, Gentleman, 15th century. Gothic costume era

Adornment of a Gentleman, 15th century.

Adornment of a Gentleman at the beginning of the 15th century.

Early Renaissance, Gothic fashion era. Parure de Gentilhomme (commencement du XV siècle.)  A. Morel et Cie, editeurs. Impr. E. Martinet.
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Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine. Richard Wagner.

Opera Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine. Richard Wagner. German composer.

Elizabeth, the Landgravine.

Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine.

ELIZABETH is kneeling at the shrine in prayer for Tannhäuser, when she hears the chorus of the band of returning pilgrims, of whom he was one. Continue reading