The most ancient specimen of what to all appearance is a true enamelled work is the ring of Athelwulf, the father of Alfred, preserved in the British Museum, and engraved on the accompanying plate.
LADIES FASHION OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. THE figures on the present plate are taken from different illuminations in the Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV. executed, probably, before the middle of… Read More
Spanish warriors from a MS. of the end of the eleventh century EVERY step which we trace back in the history of the nations of Europe brings us nearer to… Read More
ILLUSTRATIONS OF PRUDENTIUS. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, (* 348; – after 405) was a late antique Christian poet.
Content: The Norman Period William the Conqueror, 1066-1087. by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown.
The Saxon costume period, c. 460 to 1066 With the advent of this period we leave to a certain extent the region of conjecture, and enter within the bounds of… Read More
The Saxon Heptarchy in England. A map of Britain during the Saxon octarchy. ARMS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGS.
THE DAWN OF CHRISTIANITY IN BRITAIN.
King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Killed at the Battle of Hastings.
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.