Category Archives: 9th Century

Anglo-Saxon fashion history. England c. 460 to 1066.

 

Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, costume, history, England

The Saxon
Head-gear.— Banded Phrygian cap.
Cloak.— Of blue cloth embroidered.
Tunica.— Green cloth embroidered.
Stockings.— Red cloth cross-gartered yellow.
(Photographed direct from examples used in the Author’s lecture upon Mediaeval Costumes and Head-dresses.

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Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war.

Medieval Earl in armor. 8th, 9th century costumes.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Comte partant pour la Guerre, suive de ses Vassaux

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.

Associated to:

  1. The Carolingian Fashion Period from 987 to 1270.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  4. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  5. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.

Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris

Carolingian king Charles III. 9th century clothing. Viking Battle.

Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris, 9th century.

Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris, 9th century.

Charles the Fat, Charles III, Carolingian Emperor encamped under the walls of Paris without daring to fight the Normans preferred to buy their retirement with money.

Charles le gros campa sous les murs de Paris sans oser combattre les Normands préférant acheter leur retraite à prix d’argent.

Charles III. (839-888) from the noble family of the Carolingian was 876-887 East Frankish king, 879-887 King of Italy, from 882 rulers in Bavaria, Franconia and Saxony, 885-888 West Frankish king and 881-888 Roman Emperor. The non-contemporary nickname of thickness he wore according to present knowledge wrongly. In the German rulers lists he is known as the third, but not in French lists. Charles applicable in the science of history as a “weak” sovereign, but this may also be related to his illness; probably he suffered from epilepsy.

From the book: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879.

Associated to:

  1. The Byzantine Varangian Guards. Viking Chiefs of the 5th Century.
  2. Alfred the Great. The first English king.
  3. King Harold II. Last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
  4. The Carolingian Period 752-987. Reign of Charlemagne.

Ancient warriors. Life-size figures in full armor.

Ancient warriors. Roman legionary, Gallic warrior, Greek Hoplite Warrior, Carolingian Frankish knights. Merovingian warriors, Carl Gimbel

Life-size warrior figures

Ancient warriors. Life-size figures in full armor and equipment.

Carl Gimbel Collection.

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Medieval women costume in the reign of Charles the Bald.

Carolingian costumes. Medieval woman costume. Middle ages clothing.

Carolingian women in 9th century.

Carolingian Costume of a Women in the reign of Charles the Bald.

Charles the Bald (823-877), from the noble family of the Carolingian was from 843 to 877 West Frankish king and from 875 to 877 King of Italy and Roman Emperor.

Source: “Modes et Costumes Historiques“.  Edited by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

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Gallery: On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century.

Carolingian Knight in armor, Bishop, Priest and Burgess.

Carolingian fashion history. Byzantine costumes. Medieval Knight, Priest, Bishop

Knight in armor, Bishop, Priest and Burgess.

Carolingian clothing 751-987.

Medieval costume of Carolingian Knight in armor, Bishop, Priest and Burgess.

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Carolingian clothing 751-987. Queen, noblewoman and prophetess.

Middle Ages fashion. 10th century clothing. Carolingian Queen.  Prophetess. Noblewoman

Carolingian Queen, Noblewoman and Prophetess

Carolingian clothing 751-987.

Carolingian Queen, Noblewoman and Prophetess.
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