Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 23/52)

[picture: 192.---Arms and Costume of Danish Warriors]

192.—Arms and Costume of Danish Warriors

Two male soldiers are shown, one bearded and one beardless. On the right, a man with a headdress of some kind wears a short kilt or skirt, and has one hand resting on his thigh and the other holding a long thin sword by the blade (one has to assume that this picture was not taken from life?). He is wearing tights, seemingly without shoes. To his left, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 193.---Costume of a Soldier.  From Cotton MS. Tib. C. 6.]

193.—Costume of a Soldier. From Cotton MS. Tib. C. 6.

Cotton Manuscript Tiberius C. vi is a psalter from the 11th century. The soldier here has a beard pointy shoes (and striped socks I think), and carries a spear. [more...] [$]

[picture: 194.---Ringed Mail. Cotton MS. Claud. B, 4.]

194.—Ringed Mail. Cotton MS. Claud. B, 4.

An illustration of a Biblical scene but with Anglo-Saxon costumes and weapons. A king (with a long forked breard) wears a crown, brandishes a heavy sword and carries a shield; he wears ring-mail. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 209.---Tower of Earl's Barton Church]

209.—Tower of Earl’s Barton Church

The church in Earl’s Barton, in Northamptonshire, is a work of several periods of our Gothic architecture; but the tower is now universally admitted to be of Saxon construction (Fig. 209). It exhibits many of the peculiarities recognised as the characteristics of this architecture. 1st, We have the “long stone set at the corner, and a short one lying [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 210.---Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey,---now used as the Pix office.]

210.—Edward the Confessor’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey,—now used as the Pix office.

“Under its original name of the Isle of Bramble or thorn-ea, Westminster was a place of importance before London existed. [more...] [$]

[picture: 211.---Windows from the Palace of Westminster]

211.—Windows from the Palace of Westminster

The windows are supposed here to be of Saxon origin; that is, dating between A.D. 440 and A.D. 1100 or so. [more...] [$]

[picture: 228.---Saxon Emblems of the Month of February.]
[picture: 229.---Residence of a Saxon Nobleman.]

229.—Residence of a Saxon Nobleman.

There’s a lot going on in this Anglo-Saxon nobleman’s house. The nobleman seems to have an open book upside-down on his lap and is handing something, possibly bread, to one of the beggars at his door, beggars who are cripppled, lame, barefoot, and in some cases wearing only underpants. I think one of them on the right might actually be a monkey. In [...] [more...] [$]

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