The Palace of Blois affords an example of successive changes in the buildings, from the original castle to the period of the Renaissance.
The Elizabethan era is probably regarded by many as the most dramatic and colorful period in the history of western dress.
Tudor period. English Renaissance. Explorer of noble rank. Woman of the upper classes. Elizabethan fashion history.
War armour from 1350 to about 1460, in the period of the Hundred Years War. The development of the Bascinet helmet of the knight’s armour in the Middle Ages
Nuns of St. Vincent of Paul. Confraternities of Charity. Mademoiselle le Gras. Foundation in Paris. Spread the Foundation. French Revolution. Restoration.
England Tudor. Elizabethan peasant costumes 1550-1620.
The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet. THIS plate contains twenty-two examples of the ornamentation of hangings and stuffs, all of them remarkable for simplicity of design.
Female fashion. Second half of the reign of Louis XIV. The Capote, The Muff. The Fontange. The Baskine. The lace apron. The House Dresses.
Eusebio Zuloaga, gunmaker to the Spanish monarchs, keeper of the Royal Armory in Madrid, and the most famous Spanish metalworker of the mid-nineteenth century.