English kings Henry I and King John.
IN one of the Cottonian manuscripts (Julius, E. IV.), a brief metrical chronicle of the kings of England, which has been attributed to John Lidgate (1), and which was composed soon after the 10th Hen. VI., is illustrated by a series of singular and bold drawings of the monarchs whose reigns it commemorates. Two of these figures are given on the accompanying plate, which were intended to represent Henry the First and King John. The costume of King John is rather remarkable, particularly the high clogs which he has on his feet.
A GERMAN NOBLE COSTUME.
Life on a castle. Ready to leave.
Chatelaine advances at the head of the procession. Mounted on a hatchet near by stands a page. On the right the lord dressed in green. Trumpet and bells lead the way. Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
PROCLAMATION OF A TOURNAMENT.
Edward III. (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) from the Anjou Plantagenet dynasty, was king of England and Wales from 1327 to 1377 and is considered one of the most important English rulers of the Medieval times.
A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.
COURTIERS OF THE TIME OF RICHARD II.
Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty
ABOVE all other periods in the history of England, that of the weak Richard II. was remarkable for the variety and gaiety of its fashions. The satirists and reformers of the day were zealous and loud in their outcries against the extravagance of the higher classes.
William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée).
MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who is represented in our plate, was the son of King Henry II. by his celebrated mistress, Fair Rosamond.
King Richard II. 1367-1400.
Richard II (Richard Plantagenet, also known as Richard of Bordeaux 1367-1400), King of England from 1377 to 1399.
PERHAPS no monarch under the same circumstances ever enjoyed so great a share of the sympathy of posterity, as the ill-fated, though at the same time (it must be confessed) ill-deserving Richard II.