Carolingian Costumes. Frankish King, Military Leader, Knight.

Carolingian Costumes. 9th century clothing. Charlemagne Knight in armor.

Carolingian King, Military Leader, Knight in armor, Citizen

Carolingian Costumes 751-987.

Carolingian King, Military Leader, Knight in armor and Citizen.

From this period are hardly get clothes. Conclusions are usually obtained by illumination or sculptures. The picture shows a Carolingian king with his sovereign regalia. He wears a crown and holding a stick as a scepter in his hand. Next to him stands a Carolingian military commander in armor and the commander’s staff. Ahead of them are ordinary citizens. The citizens demand that the king is a require arbitration of a contested matter.
The Carolingian fashion of the nobility is still strongly influenced by the Roman fashion, mixed with Germanic and Byzantine styles. The farmers or citizens wear a simple tunic which is belted at the waist, Germanic trousers (Beinlinge) and boots. Leg warmers (Beinlinge) are a leg garment consisting of two legs, not connected. Leg wear are the predecessors of today’s trousers. It is a type of sock or pair of single legs. The leggings are held by ribbons or straps on a belt.
The commander wears armor, a helmet, half-length trousers, a tunic and boots.The king wears the typical Romanic semicircular cloak over a belted tunic. He wears trousers and lacing shoes.

Associated to:

  1. Europe in the time of Charles the Great 768 – 814 (Maps, Places.).
  2. The Carolingian fashion period 7th and 8th century.
  3. The Carolingian fashion period 987 to 1270.
  4. The Rise of Monachism. Monastic costumes history.
  5. The First Crusade. The Knights Hospitallers. Knights of Malta.
  6. The Gallic and Gallo-Roman costume period.
  7. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  8. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  9. King Harold II. Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. (English history)
  10. 11th to 13th century. Medieval clothing in France.
  11. Armor in England from the 10th to the 18th century.
  12. Richard I the Lionheart. Cœur de Lion. (English history)
  13. German medieval costume history. 11th to 13th century.
  14. On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century.
  15. Fashion History of France. On the history of costumes.