The Society of La Calza was an association of young Venetian noblemen and a few strangers of high rank. The “compagne” distinguished by some particular name, such as Immortali, Semprevivi, Perpetui, Eterni Pavoni, Ortolani, Giardinieri, Felici, etc.
The plate which we give represents a group of simple musicians of the time of Edward III, and the singularity of their costume proves that a taste for the grotesque in dress had already made sensible progress at this period.
Anne Dauphine of Auvergne
EDWARD III. king of England and Wales Edward III. (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) from the Anjou Plantagenet dynasty, was king of England and Wales from 1327 to 1377… Read More
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.
DAN Chaucer, as he is termed by some of our older writers, is the popular representative of the earlier period of English poetry; indeed he may be considered The Poet, par excellence, of the English Middle Ages.
The Black Prince. Member of the French-born ruling dynasty Anjou-Plantagenêt which stood from 1154 to 1399 in direct line and until 1485 in the side lines Lancaster and York the… Read More
King Richard II. 1367-1400. Richard II (Richard Plantagenet, also known as Richard of Bordeaux 1367-1400), King of England from 1377 to 1399. PERHAPS no monarch under the same circumstances ever enjoyed… Read More
Attendant, French Lords costumes 1360 to 1365.
14ème siècle. Chevaliers dans la bataille. Le chevalier aux armoiries d’hermine a le casque orné d’une couronne d’or surmontée de deux cornes blanches mouchetées d’hermine, et d’une espèce de léopard jaunâtre.