Category Archives: England

Period Costumes and Fashion from England, Regency, Empire, Georgian, Directory, Victorian and Tudor dresses.

Crinoline costumes by Mad. Debaizieux. Romantic era 1850.

Mad. Debaizieux. Crinoline costumes. Romantic era fashion. La Mode. Paul Gavarni.

La Mode 1850

Dresses by Mad. Debaizieux.

La Mode 1850.

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Harold II. Last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

King Harold II. Anglo Saxon. Battle of Hastings. Middle ages costumes. Coronation costume

Coronation of Harold King of the Anglo Saxons, AD 1066

King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

Killed at the Battle of Hastings. Continue reading

Alfred the Great. The first English king.

Alfred the Great. The first English king.

King Alfred inciting the Anglo Saxons to repel the invasion of the Danes A.D. 876

Alfred the Great (848/849-899). The first English king.

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The shields of the Gauls. Clans in the Roman Empire.

Leather covered Highland Shield Target. Ancient Celtic shields. Gaul weapons

Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.

Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.

The shield of the Gauls.

The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading

Manfred and Astarte by Lord Byron

Lord Byron. Manfred and Astarte. English Romanticism. The Black Romance.

Manfred and Astarte

Manfred and Astarte

THE spirit of Astarte, Manfred’s lost love, appears to him. He addresses her.
Astarte! my beloved ! speak to me! Continue reading

Romantic era crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode. Romantic era costumes. Biedermeier fashion.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

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Walter Besant. The World Went Very Well Then.

Walter Besant. Freemason. British Author.

John Brooking’s Studio by A. Forestier.

Walter Besant. John Brooking’s Studio by A. Forestier.

LUKE ANGUISH, who is anxious to be a painter, learns much of his art from John Brooking, a marine artist. Continue reading

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury.

Saint Thomas Becket. England 12th century bishop

St. Thomas à Becket

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury (1118-1170).

It is not a little remarkable that the only Romish shrine which has been publicly brought to notice in England during the last few years is that of à Becket, the representative of the unyielding supremacy of that church, which still demands not only spiritual but temporal power. Continue reading

Richard I the Lionheart. Cœur de Lion.

Richard Cœur de Lion, England King Richard I, Lionheart, King,EnglandMediaval knight,

The death of Richard Coeur de Lion. Richard Cœur de Lion forgiving Bertrand de Gurdun. Who had attemted his life 1199.

Richard I the Lionheart 1157-1199.

Richard Ier Cœur de Lion, actually Richard Plantagenet; was from 1189 to his death King of England. From 1172 to the year of his coronation was Richard Duke of Aquitaine. Then he held the title of Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.
Richard was the third son of King Henry II. Of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Bertran de Gurdun also known as Pierre Basile and John Sabroz. According to the legend Richard let Pierre Basile, the enemy’s skirmishers of the deadly bolt, looking after winning the battle and bring to him and knighted him with the words: Continue reading

King Henry VII. The Tudor.

England King Henry VII. Tudor Coronation costume

Henry VII.. From the picture in the new Palace of Westminster.

King Henry the VII. The Tudor.

Henry the Seventh was less than thirty years old when the victory at Bosworth placed him on the English throne. Continue reading

Knitted dress by Thiébaud-Guichard. Romantic era 1841.

Knitted dress. Romantic era fashion. Biedermeier costume

La Mode 1841.

Knitted dress by Thiébaud-Guichard. Romantic era 1841.

Meubles de Maigret. Guipure de Doucet. Porcelaines de Toy. Miror de Giroux. Fleurs de Constantin. Etoffes de robes de Thiébaud-Guichard façon de Mlle. Moismont. Gants Mayer. Sous jupes Oudinot Lutel. Plisse Lithuanienne de Gagelin Opigor envois de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie., 28 rue Taitbout.

La Mode 1841. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Biedermeier period. Early Victorian.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion