Category Archives: England

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

The assassination of David Riccio.

Mary Stuart. assassination. David Riccio. Tudor costumes. Renaissance military. England history. 16th century

The assassination of David Riccio. Queen Mary’s bed chamber at Holyrood Palace.

The assassination of David Riccio.

David Riccio was the secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. He was killed before her eyes.
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The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines.

The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines ancient and modern. Book cover. Illustration. Angels. Amor.

The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines ancient and modern.

The Quiver of Love.

A collection of Valentines ancient and modern. With illustrations, in colors, from drawings by Walter Crane (1845–1915) and Kate Greenaway (1846–1901). London, 1876.

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Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret

Thomas More. Margaret Roper. Tudor fashion. England history 16th century

Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret Roper, after a painting by John Rogers Herbert 1844

Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret

Margaret Roper (1505-1544), born More, was an English translator and the eldest daughter of the English humanist Sir Thomas More. She was considered one of the most educated women in Europe who was in frequent correspondence with Erasmus of Rotterdam. Her most significant achievements were her translations and her publication as an author as the first middle-class women in England.

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Eleanor of Castile first wife of King Edward I.

Eleanor of Castile. Queen consort. Medieval England costumes. Nobility. 13th century clothing.

Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290). First queen consort of Edward I of England.

Eleanor of Castile, first Queen of Edward the First.

Eleanor of Castile (also Leonor, 1241 – † 28 November 1290 in Harby, Nottinghamshire) was the first wife of King Edward I. Royal Consort of England.

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James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose.

 Marquis of Montrose. 17th century. English Civil War. Baroque costume.

The Marquis of Montrose at the Place of Execution.

The Execution of James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose.

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, (born probably in 1612 in Montrose, executed on May 21, 1650 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650  in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.

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