Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England Volume I (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916). The book is undated, but is probably 1878, since I found someone selling a copy with an inscription dated 1879. The engravings are mostly anonymous, and hence out of copyright; the author died more than 75 years ago, and so the text is out of copyright; any photographs were taken more than 50 years ago and are out of copyright. The status of signed engravings would depend on the artist, but I have not yet uploaded any such items. Check the individual image descriptions for more information.
In 2015 bought the three-volume set from Bookends of Fowey in Cornwall, UK. Previously I had only Volume II and part of volume III.
A group of eight people stand on and around a red-carpeted raised platform or daïs, with a background of curtains or tapestries and a stone column. The king stands in front of his throne; the queen to his left is seated. The bishop stands wearing robes and miter and holding a tall cross, although not a hooked crozier. The others stand around in various [...] [more...]
The King here is taken from the coloured plate Costumes A.D. 1200 – 1300; he is standing, wearing a golden crown and a pink robe with gold embroidery of solid lines and the fleur-de-lys and cross; over his shoulder is a green cape with a blue and white lining bearing an heraldic theme; on his feet are diamons-pattened yellow pointed shoes that might really just be little more substantial than socks; in his right hand he [...] [more...]
The coloured plate apears to be showing a queen, in blue satin with gold, accompanied by a young man who might be her consort and who is holding her hand, but who is on her left-hand side. Behind the wheen are two women, and in front two men, one bowing, the other holding one of two horses; perhaps the queen is going on a jounrey but one has to imagine [...] [more...]
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