History of Religious Orders. The Abbaye royale Notre-Dame de Fontevraud. Early nuns of the order. Our Lady of Calvary. Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
THIS venerable instrument, the least impaired Gaelic Harp existing, is known as Queen Mary’s Harp or Lude Harp and date back to the 15th century.
BEAUTIFUL horns of hammered and embossed bronze belonging to the Corporations of Canterbury and Dover.
The Palace of Blois affords an example of successive changes in the buildings, from the original castle to the period of the Renaissance.
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
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.
The two figures shown here represent several new varieties of Byzantine costume.
Byzantine costume was the dress of the world after the fall of Rome.
Medium Age. France. The challenger of the tournament. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII. Entering the barriers to taking the oath. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII.
Costumes 1000 to 1300 A.D. The two men in this picture might very well be, from the manner in which they are dressed, members of Robin Hood’s band.