The National and Domestic History of England (Vol 2) (page 2/5)

[picture: Portrait of King Henry the Eighth]

Portrait of King Henry the Eighth

King Henry VIII (Henry 8th) taken from the engraving King Henry VIII and His Six Wives. I have also made two cropped versions available for use as wide-screen (8:5) screen desktop backgrounds (“computer wallpaper”): (1) The head of Henry VIII and (2) Henry The 8th Stares Back. [more...]

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

A Victorian binding.

[picture: Military Costume, Middle of Fifteenth Century.]

Military Costume, Middle of Fifteenth Century.

An archer with a longbow, sword, shiel and arrows; a knight in plate mail armour with a sword; a knight in full armour including a crested helm with pink and white feathers, a short sword or dagger, a longsword, a pike, and a shield with an heraldic bearing to identify him in battle. Each soldier stands in a separate ogive [...] [more...]

[picture: Three knights from the 15th century]

Three knights from the 15th century

The three soldiers from “Three knights from the 15th century” without the background or border. You can also download the soldiers as separate images: the pink and yellow bowman, the brown infantryman and the blue pikeman. [more...]

[picture: Costume of Fifteenth Century Bowman]

Costume of Fifteenth Century Bowman

A soldier from “Three knights from the 15th century” without the background or border. [more...]

[picture: Costume of Fifteenth Century Knight]

Costume of Fifteenth Century Knight

A soldier from “Three knights from the 15th century” without the background or border. [more...]

[picture: Costume of Fifteenth Century Pikeman]

Costume of Fifteenth Century Pikeman

A soldier from “Three knights from the 15th century” without the background or border. [more...]

[picture: Three Gothic Arches]

Three Gothic Arches

A frame, almost like a rood screen or a picture frame for a triptych, this cartouche of three arches provided three niches for soldiers in the illustration “Three knights from the 15th century.” The arches have gothic details suitable for the 1450s, and could be stone arches or medieval wooden cartici. [more...]

[picture: The Dukes of Gloucester and Clarence. (Royal MSS.)]

The Dukes of Gloucester and Clarence. (Royal MSS.)

Two men are wearing 1480s costume are in dialogue; one appears angered and the other remonstrates. They are dukes, and are about to duke it out. The man on the left has a full-length robe or gown and a staff; he has shoulder-length wavy hair and a round cap with a turn-up brim. The other man has a feather in his cap, similar hair, a shirt with fur [...] [more...]

[picture: Costumes, 1480]

Costumes, 1480

Captions under the people in the picture read: [more...]

[picture: Specimen of the Würzburg Missal.  Written about 1470 or 1480.]

Specimen of the Würzburg Missal. Written about 1470 or 1480.

This full-page plate occurs next to the discussion on the invention of printing, and the dramatic effect it to reduce the power of the Church. The plate does not appear to be mentioned in the text. [more...]

[picture: Timber Houses, Coventry]

Timber Houses, Coventry

Timber was largely used in the construction of houses, some speciments of which yet remain, the most celebrated being parts of Crosby Hall, in Bishopsgate, London. Coventry also [...] [more...]


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