GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Was an English writer and poet who became famous as the author of the Canterbury Tales. He was born around 1342 in London and died probably on 25th October… Read More
LADIES FASHION OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. THE figures on the present plate are taken from different illuminations in the Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV. executed, probably, before the middle of… Read More
Coronation spoon of English monarchs.
ECCLESIASTICS OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY. NO class of figures occurs so frequently in the illuminations of our earlier manuscripts, as those of ecclesiastics of different grades; and as the older… Read More
FIGURES OF ECCLESIASTICS. FROM THE SCULPTURES OF THE CATHEDRAL OF CHARTRES. CHARTRES is one of the most ancient and interesting towns in France. Popular traditions carry the date of the… Read More
Spanish warriors from a MS. of the end of the eleventh century EVERY step which we trace back in the history of the nations of Europe brings us nearer to… Read More
ILLUSTRATIONS OF PRUDENTIUS. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, (* 348; – after 405) was a late antique Christian poet.
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