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
ENGLISH MUSICIANS. REIGN OF EDWARD III (1312-1377). Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty.
Royal Sappers and Miners. Working Dress 1854.
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.
GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Was an English writer and poet who became famous as the author of the Canterbury Tales. He was born around 1342 in London and died probably on 25th October… Read More
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
Coronation spoon of English monarchs.
ECCLESIASTICS OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. NO class of figures occurs so frequently in the illuminations of our earlier manuscripts, as those of ecclesiastics of different grades; and as the older… 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