The Anglo-Saxon fashion history. The dress of the Anglo-Saxons was simple and uniform in its character, differing only by the richness of the material or by the greater profusion of ornament.
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.
Prudentius is the most important Christian poet of late antiquity. Prudentius was very popular in the Middle Ages. There are more than 300 manuscripts, the oldest one from the 6th century.
The Saxons commenced their conquests during the fifth century, but it was not until the year 720 that the earliest MS. preserved to us saw the light.
The Saxon Heptarchy in England. A map of Britain during the Saxon octarchy. ARMS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGS.
The Frankish power. The Byzantine Empire. The Scandinavian kingdoms. The Norwegian coast-lands. The Caliphate of the Omayads.
Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century. Comte partant pour la Guerre, suive de ses Vassaux From the book: Costumes civils et militaires… Read More
Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris, 9th century. Charles the Fat, Charles III, Carolingian Emperor encamped under the walls of Paris without daring to fight the Normans preferred… Read More
Norman viking invasion in 845. Siege and attack on Paris by Vikings
Alfred was not called “the Great” until the Reformation in the 16th century. He is the only king in English history to have received this byname.