The Norman Period
William the Conqueror, 1066-1087.
by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown.
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.
Court life under the Plantagenets. Reign of Henry the Second.
Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury (1118-1170).
It is not a little remarkable that the only Romish shrine which has been publicly brought to notice in England during the last few years is that of à Becket, the representative of the unyielding supremacy of that church, which still demands not only spiritual but temporal power. Continue reading
Richard I the Lionheart 1157-1199.
Richard Ier Cœur de Lion, actually Richard Plantagenet; was from 1189 to his death King of England. From 1172 to the year of his coronation was Richard Duke of Aquitaine. Then he held the title of Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.
Richard was the third son of King Henry II. Of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Bertran de Gurdun also known as Pierre Basile and John Sabroz. According to the legend Richard let Pierre Basile, the enemy’s skirmishers of the deadly bolt, looking after winning the battle and bring to him and knighted him with the words: Continue reading
Knight in armor of the second crusade 1145–1149.
Capetian noblewoman costume around 1190 to 1180, 12th century.
Noble Capétienne, Vers 1180 A 1190. From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.