Category: 14th Century

Fashion and Costumes during the 14th century.

Courtiers of the time of Richard II. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty.

Courtiers, Richard II, Knight, Middle ages, medieval, costume, dress, gown, nobility, England, Plantagenet, fashion, history, Harleian, Archaeologia, Henry Shaw,

ABOVE all other periods in the history of England, that of the weak Richard II. was remarkable for the variety and gaiety of its fashions. The satirists and reformers of the day were zealous and loud in their outcries against the extravagance of the higher classes.