The National and Domestic History of England (Vol 1) (page 1/2)

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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.

In 2015 I bought the three-volume set from Bookends of Fowey in Cornwall, UK. Previously I had only Volume II and part of volume III.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Title: The National and Domestic History of England (Vol 1)

Author: Aubrey, William Hickman Smith

City: London

Date: 1878

Total items: 11

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Arrest of the Duke of Gloucester]

Arrest of the Duke of Gloucester

On a grassy knoll, with trees, outside a castle, the King’s soldiers arrest the Duke of Gloucester on his horse. You can tell the King on the right by his crown and the royal coat of arms just visible on his horse’s caparison; the duke of Gloucester is identified by his robe, which is drawn using the heraldic convention for ermine. A boat is parked [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: King John Sealing Magna Charta]

King John Sealing Magna Charta

King John sits on a throne under a huge canopy and raised up on a daïs, a large scroll in front of him which is presumably the original copy of the Magna Carta itself. He is about to press a seal into [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ladies' Costume, Time of Edward I]

Ladies’ Costume, Time of Edward I

In this woodcut a man in 13th century costume holds up a woman’s garment, a tunic perhaps although I am not certain. This is a Victorian engraving based on a thirteenth Century drawing. [more...] [$]

[picture: Mediæval King]

Mediæval King

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...] [$]

[picture: Costumes, A.D. 1380.]

Costumes, A.D. 1380.

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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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.

In 2015 I bought the three-volume set from Bookends of Fowey in Cornwall, UK. Previously I had only Volume II and part of volume III.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3


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