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AN ENGLISH LADY. Late medieval, Renaissance, Tudor, Burgundy
A GERMAN FALCONER Middle ages, 13th century
Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester of the name, was one of the principal barons who took up arms against King John. The royal line of the Plantagenets.
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A GERMAN NOBLE COSTUME.
Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
PROCLAMATION OF A TOURNAMENT.
The Society of La Calza was an association of young Venetian noblemen and a few strangers of high rank. The “compagne” distinguished by some particular name, such as Immortali, Semprevivi, Perpetui, Eterni Pavoni, Ortolani, Giardinieri, Felici, etc.
The plate which we give represents a group of simple musicians of the time of Edward III, and the singularity of their costume proves that a taste for the grotesque in dress had already made sensible progress at this period.