Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 38/50)

[picture: 1147.---Hand Organ or Dulcimer, and Violin]

1147.—Hand Organ or Dulcimer, and Violin

Two men are shown with curly hair and mediƦval clothing; the violinist wears a hat, a knee-length tunic split to the hip at the side, tight silk stockings and shoes with buckles. The dulcimer player wears a hooded robe, although the hood hangs down from the shoulder. Either his robe has a double sleeve or he has a shirt with a long sleeve buttoned [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1148.---Circular Chess Board (Cotton MS. and Strutt.)]

1148.—Circular Chess Board (Cotton MS. and Strutt.)

“Draughts (Fig. 1145) and chess were amusements of the higher ranks. The circular board (Fig. 1148) is peculiar; the chess-men differed somewhat in form and name from the ordinary chess-men.” (p. 334) [more...] [$]

[picture: 1149.---Hand Bells.  (Royal MS. 15 D. iii.)]

1149.—Hand Bells. (Royal MS. 15 D. iii.)

“Dulcimer and violin players (Fig. 1147) were among the regular musical performers mentioned in the roll of Edward III.’s household. Hand bells (Fig. 1149) were also played upon.” (p. 334) [more...] [$]

[picture: 1150.---The Coronation of Henry IV]

1150.—The Coronation of Henry IV

The coronation ceremony shown here, at which Henry IV was crowned and became King Henry IV, took place at Westminster Abbey in October 1399. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1152.---Great Seal of Henry IV.]
[picture: 1153.---Henry IV.]

1153.—Henry IV.

A portrait of Henry IV showing his face, and of course his kingly crown. [$]

[picture: 1154.---Signature of Henry IV.]
[picture: 1156.---Tomb of Henry IV and his Queen]

1156.—Tomb of Henry IV and his Queen

One day whilst he was praying before the shrine of [Edward] the confessor in Westminster Ammey, he was seized with an apoplectic fit. The attendants carried him to the abbot’s apartments, and there laid him down in the chamber which still exists, apparently unaltered against the corner of the western [...]Jerusalem Chamber,” was the answer. Here Henry IV. died. He was buried at Canterbury, where a sumptuous table-monument (Fig. 1156) bears the effegies of himself and his seconf wife, Joan of Naverre. Portraits of both, with the great seal, will be found among our illustrations (Figs. 1153, 1155). (p. 335) [more...] [$]

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