The figures which form our plate represent Spanish warriors of the latter part of the eleventh century, and are interesting on account of their remarkable resemblance to the Anglo-Norman soldiers on the celebrated Bayeaux Tapestry.
CROSS FROM MOUNT ATHOS. BEFORE the Christian era, Mount Athos was celebrated for the length of its shadow (ingenti tellurem proximus umbra vestit. Stat.), which was said to reach as… Read More
Prudentius is the most important Christian poet of late antiquity. Prudentius was very popular in the Middle Ages. There are more than 300 manuscripts, the oldest one from the 6th century.
The Black Prince. Member of the French-born ruling dynasty Anjou-Plantagenêt which stood from 1154 to 1399 in direct line and until 1485 in the side lines Lancaster and York the… Read More
William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée). MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who… Read More
Head-dresses of the ladies of the 15th century. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw
The warlike machines. Our wood-cuts represent some of the instruments used, during the middle ages, in carrying on sieges.
King Richard II. 1367-1400. Richard II (Richard Plantagenet, also known as Richard of Bordeaux 1367-1400), King of England from 1377 to 1399. PERHAPS no monarch under the same circumstances ever enjoyed… Read More
King and Knight. England 12th century. DRESSES of ceremony for solemn occasions, particularly with persons in exalted stations, suffer fewer changes in the course of time, than those in common use.… Read More
COSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.