Category: British fashion history

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.

Ladies fashion of the 12th century. Virgin Mary. Anglo-Norman servants.

Ladies fashion, 12th century, fashion, costumes, England, middle ages,

These figures present interesting examples of the female costume among our ancestors in the first half of the twelfth century. Illuminations of the Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV.