Crowns and scepters of the Merovingian and Carolingian Frankish kings in the Middle Ages.
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Carvings on Gallo-Roman tombs show the fashionable gallic women dressed in the penula, sometimes they have an apron over a very short tunic.
Roland at the Battle of Roncesvalles. ROLAND, the hero of Pulci’s “Morgante Maggiore,” was the nephew of Charlemagne. As he was leading the rear-guard of Charlemagne’s army through the valley… Read More
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The Frankish power. The Byzantine Empire. The Scandinavian kingdoms. The Norwegian coast-lands. The Caliphate of the Omayads.
Armed infantry warrior in brigandine. France 10th century. Guerrier arme de la Brigantine. X° Siècle.
Char d’un roi fainéant – Au fond, char de paysan. Merovingian. A lazy king’s chariot with guardians – In the background, a peasant’s chariot.
Charles the Fat, Charles III, Carolingian Emperor encamped under the walls of Paris without daring to fight the Normans.
Noble woman dress of the Carolingian Period about 890 to 900.
Carolingian Lord going to hunt with bird. 7th century.
Capetian noblewoman costume around 1180 to 1190, 12th century. Noble Capétienne, Vers 1180 A 1190. Source: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste… Read More