The figures which form our plate represent Spanish warriors of the latter part of the eleventh century, and are interesting on account of their remarkable resemblance to the Anglo-Norman soldiers on the celebrated Bayeaux Tapestry.
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… Read More
The warlike machines. Our wood-cuts represent some of the instruments used, during the middle ages, in carrying on sieges.
King and Knight. England 12th century. DRESSES of ceremony for solemn occasions, particularly with persons in exalted stations, suffer fewer changes in the course of time, than those in common use.… Read More
Fashion history. England from 1154 to 1216. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty. HENRY II, 1154-1189; RICHARD I., 1189-1199; AND JOHN, 1199-1216.
The Norman Period. Medieval fashion and costume history of England 1066-1154. William the Conqueror, William II., Henry I., Stephen.
Contents: Syria during the period of the crusades, 1096-1291.
French crossbowman of the 12th Century. Militia of commons. Milice des communes, Arbaletrier. XII° Siècle.
England medieval clothing 1200 to 1300. From left: Physician, Gentleman, Bishop, King, Queen, Costume of a Lady, Nobleman, Rustic. From the book: Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic… Read More
Court life under the Plantagenets. Reign of Henry the Second.