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

[picture: 283.---Royal Costume, and the Harness and Equipment of Horses.  (Cotton M.S.)]

283.—Royal Costume, and the Harness and Equipment of Horses. (Cotton M.S.)

The Three Kings, the figures of legend that are derived from the story of the wise men, astronomers or astrologers who visited the infant Jesus. The Gospels do not say how many of them there were, but names three of them, and tradition says that there were exactly three. Some traditions make two of them white and one black, although since Jesus was [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 284.---The Harp, Accompanied by Other Instruments (cotton MS.).]

284.—The Harp, Accompanied by Other Instruments (cotton MS.).

[The Anglo-Saxons] put their own harp into the hands of the Royal Psalmist (Fig. 284) [more...] [$]

[picture: 285.---Saxon Cloaks, Plain and Embroidered Tunics, and Shoes. (Cotton MS.)]

285.—Saxon Cloaks, Plain and Embroidered Tunics, and Shoes. (Cotton MS.)

The Norman historians record their excellence with the needle, and their skill in embroidery. Minute descriptions of dress are not amongst the most amusing of reading, although they are highly valuable to the systematic chronicler of manners. It may be sufficient for us to point attention, first to the cloaks, the plain and embroidered tunics, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 286.---Costume of a Saxon Woman.]

286.—Costume of a Saxon Woman.

[...] the ladies wore a long and ample garment with loose sleeves (the gunna, whence our gown), over a closer-fitting one, which had tight sleeves reaching to the wrist; over these a mantle was worn by the superior classes, and a sort of hood or veil upon the head (Figs. 286, 287). Those who desire further information upon the subject of the Anglo-Saxon [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 287.---Anglo-Saxon Females]

287.—Anglo-Saxon Females

The practice of bandaging or cross-gartering the hose is indicated in many Anglo-Saxon drawings (Figs. 284, 288). Secondly, the ladies wore a long and ample garment with loose sleeves (the gunna, whence our gown), over a closer-fitting one, which had tight sleeves reaching to the wrist; over these a mantle was worn by the superior classes, and a sort [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 289.---Coffin and Grave Clothes.]

289.—Coffin and Grave Clothes.

An Anglo-saxon drawing of the raising of Lazarus from the dead (an early account of a zombie in the Bible?), showing the Saxon funeral clothes and coffin. One of the two figures on the left is Jesus. [more...] [$]

[picture: 345.---Castle of Lillebonne]

345.—Castle of Lillebonne

General view of Ruins, Church, etc. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate Victorian Border]

Ornate Victorian Border

This ornate border is based on Mediaeval and Sixteenth Century designs; strictly speaking it is pre-Victorian. It features stylized roses. There is also [...]here. [more...] [$]


Note: If you got here from a search engine and don’t see what you were looking for, it might have moved onto a different page within this gallery.