REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700
Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Gloucester, 1st Lord of Glamorgan, 7th Lord of Clare (1180 – 25 October 1230).
English kings Henry I and King John. IN one of the Cottonian manuscripts (Julius, E. IV.), a brief metrical chronicle of the kings of England, which has been attributed to… 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.
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
ILLUSTRATIONS OF PRUDENTIUS. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, (* 348; – after 405) was a late antique Christian poet.
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
King and Knight. England 12th century. DRESSES of ceremony for solemn occasions, particularly with persons in exalted stations, suffer fewer changes in the course of time, than those in common use.… Read More
Fashion history. England from 1154 to 1216. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty. HENRY II, 1154-1189; RICHARD I., 1189-1199; AND JOHN, 1199-1216.