Origin of the Teutonic Order of Knighthood — Its development — Siege of Acre — The Order nurses the sick — The dress of the Knights — The rale — The officers and constitution — The Order of Christ
The 11th century. The Knights of Malta. The First Crusade.
The first Hospital of St. John at Jerusalem
Content The Knights Templar. Medieval Military Religious Orders. “The firmest bulwark of Jerusalem was founded on the Knights of the Hospital, and of the Temple, the strange association of a… Read More
Chasuble, Mitre, and Stole of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (1117-1170); preserved in the Cathedral of Sens. Cloth and Embroidery of the Twelfth Century. Associated with: The life of… Read More
Woman from Siena, wearing a horned shaped hennin. Italy 13th century.
The man is wearing an overcoat, known in Italy as Zimarra in Germany as Schecke, french pour point. The woman is wearing the robe hanging, the Gamurra.
Medieval court etiquette. The lady of the castle. 15th century. Étiquette de la cour médiévale.
Taste in dress becomes purer – Heart-shaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI – Husbands complain – Preachers denounce – Thomas Connecte declaims against the diabolic invention – Brother Richard tries to reform it – The “hennin” gains the victory – Costume of Jeanne de Bourbon – “Escoffion” – An absurd figure – Gravouère – Isabeau de Bavière – Gorgiasetès – Tripes – Splendour of the court – Agnes Sorel – “Coiffe adournée”; diamonds; the carcan – Walkingsticks.
Italian noblewoman. Burgundy fashion era. Medieval 13th century clothing. Here hair is confined by a net called a crespine or crespinette. She wears a headwear, the white colored barbette with veil (Still seen on… Read More
On the armor or corslet he wears a surcoat. Hauberk, boiler cap, leg braces, knee tile, almond-shaped shield.