Girl from Leksand in Dalarna, Sweden 1880

Traditional Sweden national costume. Dalarna Scandinavian folk costume.

Girl from Leksand in Dalarna, Sweden 1880

Girl from Leksand in Dalecarlia, Dalarna, Sweden 1880.

Traditional Scandinavian folk costume.

Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.

Portrait of George IV as Prince of Wales.

Prince of Wales. George IV. King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Portrait French Revolution History

George IV as Prince of Wales. George Augustus Frederick; 1762–1830.

George IV as Prince of Wales 1762–1830.

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 29 January 1820. George IV. has remained the posterity partly due to his extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle of the dysfunctional relationship with his father and his failed marriage with his cousin Caroline of Brunswick in memory. Because of its waste-and gambling addiction, his affairs and his corpulence was George IV., a favorite target of the British press and the cartoonists. The Regency Era is closely associated with George IV. The beginning of this period-ending to 1834 is generally to the entrance of the then Prince of Wales dates back in his seat Carlton House.

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Headdresses 15th century. The Reticulated Headdress.

Gothic Medieval costumes 15th century. Fashion Burgundy court dresses. Hennin. Headdresses

Plate XXII. Isabelle of Portugal 1428-1496 Queen of Castile and Philippe le Bon 1396-1467 Duke of Burgundy.

Headdresses 15th century. The Reticulated Headdress (Latin, Reticulum = a net).

At the hall door take off thy hood and gloves. Observe in Curtseie to take A rule of decent kind, Bend not thy body too far forth, Nor backe thy leg behind.






Curtesy came from Heaven when Gabriel greeted Our Lady. All virtues are included in it.

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Corpse incineration, cremation. Sri Lanka 1895

Corpse incineration, cremation. Traditional Sri Lanka costumes. Old Ceylon hindu dresses.

Corpse incineration, cremation. Sri Lanka 1895

Corpse incineration, cremation. Sri Lanka 1895.

A Hindu priest, brahmane takes the traditional burial rite. La Crémation dans l’Inde.

Autor: Du Monde Souvenirs de Voyages, Paris, L. Boulanger, editeur.

 

Portrait of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury.

James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury 1746–1820. English diplomat. Portrait French Revolution History

James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury 1746–1820. English diplomat.

James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury.

As a British diplomat, he negotiated unsuccessfully in 1796 and 1797 with the French Directorate in Paris and Lille, but then had to retire because of deafness. 1800 Harris was raised to the Earl of Malmesbury.

Free eBook: Diaries and correspondence of James Harris, first Earl of Malmesbury.

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William Huskisson 1770–1830. British statesman.

William Huskisson 1770–1830. British statesman. Portrait French Revolution History

William Huskisson 1770–1830. British statesman.

William Huskisson 1770–1830. British statesman.

The events of the French Revolution aroused his interest in politics. Huskisson was a member of the “Club of 1789″, whose members a transformation of France into a constitutional monarchy advocated. He became known as the first prominent deaths in a train accident when he was hit by the locomotive The Rocket and a few hours later succumbed to his injuries. On August 29, 1790, he delivered a widely acclaimed speech on the issue of assignats by the French government, which earned him the reputation of being a financial expert. From 1790 to 1792 he worked for the Marquess of Stafford, the then British Ambassador, and returned with him to London. In the UK, Huskisson soon received the support of two other influential politicians, Interior Minister Henry Dundas and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger. Since Huskisson spoke fluent French, commissioned him Dundas in January 1793 with the enforcement of the Alien Act, which concerned mainly French refugees.

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George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont 1751-1837.

Portrait George O'Brien Wyndham. French Revolution History. Directoire costume.

George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont 1751-1837. British peer and a major landowner.

George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont 1751-1837.

As a young man Wyndham was a playboy and had numerous affairs, including with Elizabeth Lamb. Especially known however, he was a patron, especially by William Turner. In 1802 he acquired a first paintings of Turner, which is known as Egremont Seapiece today. In the following years he acquired more images Turners, who was often a guest in Petworth House. Although with increasing age politically conservative, Wyndham was a close friend of the Whig opposition leader Charles James Fox and paid a portion of his gambling debts. Wyndham himself was politically not very active and rarely attended the meetings of the House of Lords. Wyndham was considered extremely generous and charitable. He supported the construction of hospitals, schools and the town hall of Petworth. He even put little value on status and titles, and often invited to eat simple peasant in his mansion one. For the people around Petworth he organized a grand celebration in his park, during which the largest in May 1834 6.000 people were boarded. The title Earl of Egremont inherited by his nephew George Francis Wyndham, but died without male heirs of 1845, so the title became extinct.

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Portrait of Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754–1823).

Portrait Grace Dalrymple Elliott. French Revolution History. Directoire costume. Mistress.

Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754–1823). Mistress of the Duke of Orléans.

Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754–1823). Mistress of the Duke of Orléans.

Lady Grace Dalrymple Elliott born around 1754-1823, was a Scottish courtesan who witnessed the events of the French Revolution in France. She was the mistress of the Prince of Wales and later British King George IV., and of Louis-Philippe II. Joseph de Bourbon, duc d’Orléans.

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French Revolution street scene 1792

Directoire. French Revolution History. 18th century costumes

French Revolution street scene 1792

French Revolution street scene 1792.

Parisian citizen costumes during the reign of terror.

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