Category Archives: 1493

The Egg of Columbus. Washington Irving’s “Columbus”.

Christopher Columbus. The Egg of Columbus.

Christopher Columbus during a meal at Cardinal Mendoza in 1493

The Egg of Columbus

The Egg of Columbus is a phrase that describes an amazingly simple solution to an intractable problem.

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Francis I. 1515 to 1545. Renaissance fashion.

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Renaissance, fashion, Francis I, 16th century, costumes.

French Renaissance Costumes. History of Fashion. Reign of Francis the First

Fashion under the Reign of FRANCIS I. 1515 to 1545.

(French Renaissance costume period.)

The court of Francis I. — A speech of Charles V. — The king’s liberality — Order of the Cordelière — Word paintings of the fashions of the day, by Rabelais — Costumes of the seasons — Feather fans Sunshades — The ” hoche-plis ” or vertugadin — Mme. de Tressan saves her cousin’s life — Satires and songs — Mdlle. de Lacépède — “Contenances” — Silk shoes with slashes — Head-dress called a “passe-filon” — Increase of love of dress — The bean flower — Artistic head-dresses — Twists of hair called ratraprenades — Ferronières—Coaches in Paris ; their influence on the fashions.

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Baron and Baroness in the Reign of Charles VIII 1493

French Baron, Baroness costume. Renaissance clothing. Feudalism, Medieval fashion.

Baron and Baroness, Reign of Charles VIII 1493

France Baron and Baroness in the Reign of Charles VIII 1493

(France early renaissance period. Feudalism and late medieval life fashion of nobility in 15th century.)

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