Category Archives: Carolingian

Armed infantry warrior in brigandine. France 10th century.

Brigandine. French infantry warrior. Middle ages soldier. 10th century military.

French warrior in brigandine.

Armed infantry warrior in brigandine. France 10th century.

Guerrier arme de la Brigantine. X° Siècle.
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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.

Woman of the Carolingian Period about 890 to 900.

Carolingian costume history. Middle ages costumes

Woman of the Carolingian Period. 890 to 900

Woman of the Carolingian Period about 890 to 900.

Reign of Louis II. 846 – 879 (Louis the Stammerer. French: Louis le Bègue) eldest son of Charles the Bald. Charles III 879 – 929 (Called the Simple or the Straightforward).

Femme de l’Époque Carolingienne vers 890 a 900.

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 Gallic and Gallo-Roman costume period.
  2. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  3. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  4. Carolingian Period 752-987.

Carolingian Lord going to hunt with bird. 7th century.

Carolingian Lord, Slave, Servants costumes. 7th century

Carolingian Lord going to hunt with bird.

Carolingian Lord going to hunt with bird. 7th century.

Slaves, Servants of Culture. Reign of Louis I. 778-840 called Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne.

Laboureurs des champs. Seigneur allant à la chasse à l’oiseau. Esclaves, Serviteurs de Culture. (Du Ve au VIIe siècle, d’après une miniature de la Bibliotèque nationale.)

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.

Illustration by Augustin Challamel

Associated to:

  1. The Gallic and Gallo-Roman costume period.
  2. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  3. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  4. Carolingian Period 752-987.

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.

Associated to:

  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.

Merovingian queen costume from the 5th to the 8th century.

Merovingian queen costume. Middle ages clothing.

Merovingian queen from the fifth to the eighth century.

Merovingian queen costume from the fifth to the eighth century.

Reine Mérovingienne, Du Ve Au Viiie Siècle. “D’après les sculptures de la cathédrale de Chartres.” 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. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  2. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  3. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.