ABOVE all other periods in the history of England, that of the weak Richard II. was remarkable for the variety and gaiety of its fashions. The satirists and reformers of the day were zealous and loud in their outcries against the extravagance of the higher classes.
Fashion history. England from 1154 to 1216. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty. HENRY II, 1154-1189; RICHARD I., 1189-1199; AND JOHN, 1199-1216.
Content: The Norman Period William the Conqueror, 1066-1087. by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown.
During the Wars of the Roses, Henry was the last survivor of the House of Lancaster and became its head. Through his marriage to the heiress of the House of York Elizabeth Plantagenet, England hoped for an end to the civil war between the two houses and a lasting peace.
Fashion in the Reign of Louis-Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romantic period. Novel eccentricities.
Fashion in the Reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X.. Restoration 1815 to 1830. Romantic era, Anglomania, The Canezou. Green gauze veils; spencers.
Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. Fashions under the First Empire. Parisian ladies. Cashmeres. Turbans. Polish “toquets” and bonnets. Ball dresses. Valenciennes lace.
Second Republic. Napoleon III. 1848 to 1864. History of Fashion.
Gallo-Roman period — The Roman garment – The stola — Tunics and boulgètes.