Category Archives: England

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

Academic Gowns of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

Academic British Gowns. Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh

Academic Gowns – British Usage.

Academic Gowns – British Usage.

  • Doctor of Civil Law, or Medicine of Oxford (Full dress).
  • Doctor of Divinity, Oxford (Convocation dress).
  • Doctor of Laws or Divinity, Cambridge.
  • Vice-Chancellor Cambridge.
  • Bachelor of Arts Oxford.
  • Master of Arts Cambridge.
  • Master of Arts Edinburgh.
  • Doctor of Divinity, Edinburgh (Full dress).
  • Pensioner Trinity College Cambridge.

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland.

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Tudor Costume.

Mary, Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Mary Stuart 1542-1587 born as Mary Stewart, was on 14 December 1542 to the July 24, 1567 as Mary I Queen of Scotland and through her marriage to Francis II. from 1559 to 1560 Queen of France. Continue reading

Roger Mortimer, 1. Earl of March.

Roger de Mortimer. England History. Middle ages costumes

The seizure of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham Castle October 19th 1330.

Roger Mortimer, 1. Earl of March, 1287-1330.

The name of this man is inscribed on one of the darkest pages of English history, and though it is associated with the great house of Lancaster, which afterwards long maintained its power over the English throne, it can only be regarded as equalling in infamy that of the wicked and ignoble king whose neglected queen chose the great noble for her paramour. Continue reading

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