Anne Boleyn and Henry the Eighth.


Anne Boleyn. Queen of England. Tudor era. Renaissance fashion portrait

Anne Boleyn (Bullen) 1501-1536

Anne Boleyn. Henry the Eighth. Tudor King and Queen of England.

Anne Boleyn’ s Last Appeal.

Anne Boleyn and Henry the Eighth.

“TRY me, good king, but let me have a lawful trial, and let not my sworn enemies sit as my accusers and as my judges; yea, let me receive an open trial, for my truth shall fear no open shames. Then shall you see either my innocency cleared, your suspicions and conscience satisfied, the ignominy and slander of the world stopped, or my guilt openly declared.”

Strickland’s “Anne Boleyn’ s Last Appeal.” C. V. Piloty, Artist. J. F. Vogel, Engraver. Agnes Strickland (19 August 1796 – 8 July 1874) was an English historical writer and poet.

Anne Boleyn 1501-1536. Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 and wife of Henry VIII of England.

From the book: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland.

Free Ebook: Agnes Strickland’s Queens of England (c1894)

Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail. The knight Chevalier Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail. Chevalier Bayard.

Chevalier Bayard. Medieval Knights.

Death of the Chevalier Bayard

Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard.

PIERRE DU TERRAIL, chevalier de Bayard (about 1473 at Castle Bayard at Grenoble; † April 30, 1524), the Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche (“The Knight in shining armor”), began his career by serving as page to the Duke of Savoy, and was knighted in 1494 for his bravery in capturing a standard at the battle of Fornova. Continue reading

Knitted dresses by Maison Gagelin. Romantic era fashion 1846.

Maison Gagelin. Romantic era costumes. Biedermeier mode. Restoration fashion

La Mode 1846.

Knitted dresses by Maison Gagelin. Romantic era fashion 1846.

Chapeau de Mme. Pener, 4, rue Neuve Saint Augustin. Fleurs de Mertens, 92. rue Richelieu. Etoffes de Robes de la maison Gagelin. Dentelles de Violard, 13. des Italiens. Bijoux de Gillion. Bourse & Gants Mayer. Envois divers de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie, 35 rue Louis le Grand.

La Mode 1846. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Restoration period. Biedermeier.

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

Tatar woman from Tomsk Siberia.

Tatar woman costume. Traditional Tomsk Siberia clothing.

Tatar woman from Tomsk. Asia.

Tatar woman from Tomsk Siberia in 19th century.

Femme Tartare de Tomsk. Asie.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother.

Fairy Tales. Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. Gustav Dore.

Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother.

Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother.

Gustav Dore, Arist. A. Pisan, Engraver.

AFTER Cinderella had dressed her two sisters for the ball, she followed them with her eyes as long as she could, and when she could see them no more, she began to cry. Her godmother, seeing her all in tears, asked her what was the matter.

“I wish—I wish—” she cried so hard that she could not go on; her godmother, who was a fairy, said to her, “You would be pleased to go to the ball. Would you not? ” “Alas, yes!” said Cinderella, sighing. “Very well, be a good girl,” said her godmother, “and I will help you to go.” She then took her into her room and said to her, “Go into the garden and bring me a pumpkin.” Cinderella went quickly and gathered the finest she could find and brought it to her godmother, not comprehending how this pumpkin could make it possible for her to go to the ball; her godmother hollowed it out, and having left only the skin, struck it with her wand, and the pumpkin was immediately changed into a beautiful gilded chariot.

Charles Perrault’s “Contes de Fées.”


From the book: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland.

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini. Baroque era mistress. French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715) was one of the Mazarinettes and mistress of the French King Louis XIV. Mary was the daughter of Michele Barone di Lorenzo Mancini, Geronima Mazarini and thus niece of Cardinal Mazarin Jules. When she was brought by her uncle from Italy to France, she first spent two years in the monastery. 1655 she went to the French court in the Louvre. She became the first love of Louis XIV., and had great influence on the young king. Marie and Louis thought of marriage, but Mazarin and the queen mother were still on the other hand. It has been said Louis prayed on his knees. 1661 married Marie the Great Constable of Naples, Lorenzo Onofrio Prince Colonna (1637-1689). In Rome, she introduced an unknown liberty for women. But the marriage was soon unhappy. 1672 she fled from him along with her sister Hortensia to France. From then on she wandered through half of Europe and lived in various monasteries. After the death of Colonna 1689 she moved again to Italy.

Marie Mancini died the same year as her childhood sweetheart, Louis XIV.

Associated to:

  1. French fashion under the Reign of Louis XIV.
  2. Louis XIV. The History of Female French Costume.
  3. The Corset and the Crinolin: A Book of Modes and Costumes.
  4. English style in the Reign of Louis XIV

Ethel Barrymore 1898. American actress.

Ethel Barrymore American actress. Victorian era costumes

Ethel Barrymore 1898

 

Ethel Barrymore of Henry Irving’s Company 1898.

Ethel Barrymore (actually: Ethel Blyth. 1879 -1959) was an American actress. She was honored for her performance in None But the Lonely Heart at the Academy Awards 1945 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Previously, she had been one of the most successful actresses on Broadway for decades. E. Barrymore was known for her black humor and one of the largest private collections of books in the United States. In her honor was named a Broadway theater. A star on the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bouldevard height 7001, recalls the actress.

Victorian era costume.

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula. Types of Kamchadales.

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula costumes. Types of Kamchadales. Ancient Asia clothing

Russia Kamchatka. Types of Kamchadales.

Russia Kamchatka Peninsula. Types of Kamchadales in 19th century.

Types des Kamtchadales.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Velvet breeches, Straw hat. Coat cloth and suede pants.

Velvet breeches, Straw hat. Romantic era costumes.

La Mode 1833

Velvet breeches, Straw hat. Romantic era costumes 1833.

Redingote de velours des ateliers de M. Ullendorf. Culotte de velours et guétres de peau. Chapeau de paille. Redingote de drap et Pantalon de daim. Ceinture giberne.

La Mode 1833. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Restoration period.

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

Swiss Chemisette chiffon. Romantic era costumes 1833.

Swiss Chemisette chiffon. Romantic era costumes 1833.

La Mode 1833

Swiss Chemisette chiffon. Romantic era costumes 1833.

Chapeau de gros d’Orient. Robe de velours des Indes façon de Mme Cocheu. Chemisette suisse en mousseline, écharpe de tullenoir, brodée en soie.

La Mode. 1836. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Restoration.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848.
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period.
  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.