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
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
LADIES PLAYING ON THE HARP AND ORGAN. OSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries; its changes were… Read More