Category: Fashion History

Courtiers of the time of Richard II. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty.

Courtiers, Richard II, Knight, Middle ages, medieval, costume, dress, gown, nobility, England, Plantagenet, fashion, history, Harleian, Archaeologia, Henry Shaw,

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.

King Henry VII. The Tudor. Pictures and Royal Portraits.

Tudor Henry VII. England King. Coronation costume

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.

Fashions under the First Empire. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.

Regency, Empire, fashion history

Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. Fashions under the First Empire. Parisian ladies. Cashmeres. Turbans. Polish “toquets” and bonnets. Ball dresses. Valenciennes lace.