The Anglo-Saxon fashion history. The dress of the Anglo-Saxons was simple and uniform in its character, differing only by the richness of the material or by the greater profusion of ornament.
The conquest of England by the Normans, under the command of William the Conqueror, effected a most important change in the laws, manners, customs, and costume of the inhabitants.
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.
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.
The figures which form our plate represent Spanish warriors of the latter part of the eleventh century, and are interesting on account of their remarkable resemblance to the Anglo-Norman soldiers on the celebrated Bayeaux Tapestry.
Prudentius is the most important Christian poet of late antiquity. Prudentius was very popular in the Middle Ages. There are more than 300 manuscripts, the oldest one from the 6th century.
The Norman Period. Medieval fashion and costume history of England 1066-1154. William the Conqueror, William II., Henry I., Stephen.
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. The first preaching of christianity in Britain. A new power had already been in operation before the coming of the Saxons,—that power before which… Read More