The Norman conquest. A critical inquiry into ancient armor. William the Conqueror. 1066. The state of Armour in Britain when William led his army of Normans.
Photo of “London Nomads” – Gypsies around the steps of a caravan. The group includes William Hampton and Mary Pradd, taken at Battersea by John Thomson.
The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.
DURING near three centuries, scarcely any single literary production enjoyed so great a popularity as the French poem called the Roman de la Rose.
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.
The best Brussels lace is noted for its extraordinary fineness and beauty of design. It is made of flax grown in the neighborhood of Hal and Rebeeque, and is classed… Read More
Iconographie générale et méthodique du costume du IVe au XIXe siècle.
Waverley appeared in 1814 and is considered the first British historical novel. The materials are Highland feudalism, military bravery, and description of natural scenery.
Elizabeth Beauclerk was the third child and second daughter of Lady Diana and Topham Beauclerk, she married in 1787 her cousin George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke.
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.