Category Archives: England

Period Costumes and Fashion from England, Regency, Empire, Georgian, Directory, Victorian and Tudor dresses.

The Escape of Charles II. with Jane Lane.

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Charles II, Jane Lane. England history. Baroque costumes. England king

Charles as William Jackson riding with Jane Lane to Bristol. The Escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. By Edward Matthew Ward.

The Escape of Charles II.

Charles  and Jane Lane who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.

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Sir Walter Raleigh and the New World

Sir Walter Raleigh. Elizabethan era. Tudor costume. 16th century. fashion

Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 – 1618)

Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.

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The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines.

The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines ancient and modern. Book cover. Illustration. Angels. Amor.

The Quiver of Love. A collection of Valentines ancient and modern.

The Quiver of Love.

A collection of Valentines ancient and modern. With illustrations, in colors, from drawings by Walter Crane (1845–1915) and Kate Greenaway (1846–1901). London, 1876.

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Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret

Thomas More. Margaret Roper. Tudor fashion. England history 16th century

Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret Roper, after a painting by John Rogers Herbert 1844

Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret

Margaret Roper (1505-1544), born More, was an English translator and the eldest daughter of the English humanist Sir Thomas More. She was considered one of the most educated women in Europe who was in frequent correspondence with Erasmus of Rotterdam. Her most significant achievements were her translations and her publication as an author as the first middle-class women in England.

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