Tag: Medieval costume

Medieval costume history. The period between the end of antiquity and the beginning of modern times about the 6th to the 15th century. It includes as superordinate, the Byzantine, Merovingian, Carolingian and Burgundian costume eras. Therein are the Gallic, Celtic, English-Saxon, Normans, Gothic, Romanesque included.

Courtiers of the time of Richard II. Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty.

Courtiers, Richard II, Knight, Middle ages, medieval, costume, dress, gown, nobility, England, Plantagenet, fashion, history, Harleian, Archaeologia, Henry Shaw,

ABOVE all other periods in the history of England, that of the weak Richard II. was remarkable for the variety and gaiety of its fashions. The satirists and reformers of the day were zealous and loud in their outcries against the extravagance of the higher classes.