Tag: National and Domestic History of England

Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916).

Canterbury Cathedral. The ecclesiastical metropolis of England.

Canterbury, Cathedral, Christ Church, Gateway, Architecture, England, Gothic,

The ancient city of Canterbury is chiefly remarkable for its churches, especially for its magnificent Cathedral, which is eight centuries old.

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Nobleman of the Tudor era.

1st, Earl, Pembroke, England, Tudor, Nobleman, Wilton House,

The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.

Ladies fashion of the 12th century. Virgin Mary. Anglo-Norman servants.

Ladies fashion, 12th century, fashion, costumes, England, middle ages,

These figures present interesting examples of the female costume among our ancestors in the first half of the twelfth century. Illuminations of the Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV.

The Anglo-Saxon fashion and costume history. England c. 460 to 1066.

Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, costume, history, England

The Saxons commenced their conquests during the fifth century, but it was not until the year 720 that the earliest MS. preserved to us saw the light.

Eleanor of Castile first wife of King Edward I.

Eleanor of Castile. Queen consort. Medieval England costumes. Nobility. 13th century clothing.

The Queens of England. Eleanor of Castile (also Leonor, 1241 – † 28 November 1290 in Harby, Nottinghamshire) was the first wife of King Edward I. Royal Consort of England.


Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com