The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.
The Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
The Royal House of Normandy. Regal heraldry; the armorial insignia of the Kings and Queens of England. William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen. Queen, Matilda
The subject of the illumination is the rebuilding of the city of Troy by Priam formed part of a noble manuscript volume, executed in the reign of Louis XII. Parts are curious examples of the domestic architecture of the Middle-Ages.
Fashion and costume history in the Reign of William II, called William Rufus. Medieval England Anglo-Norman 1087-1100.
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.
HASTINGS FISHERMAN. The fishermen are a bold, hardy class of men, and necessarily exposed to great fatigues and dangers in the winter months
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea. This is probably the portrait painted in 1847, and exhibited at the Royal Academy the same year, the replica of which is now at Herbert House.