Tag: Pictures and Royal Portraits

“Pictures and Royal Portraits illustrative of English and Scottish History. From the introduction of Christianity to the Present time.” Author: Thomas Archer. Published in London, 1878 by Blackie & Son.

Anglo-Saxon dress, ornaments and relics of gold and bronze.

Thomas Archer, Anglo-Saxon, relics, Fibula, Necklace, ornaments, Brooch

The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.

The execution of the English politician Lord William Russell 1683.

Lord William Russell, Gerard Soest,

Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.