British Costume; A Complete History of the Dress of the Inhabitants of the British Islands

British Costume; A Complete History of the Dress of the Inhabitants of the British Islands

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...part of Picardy being at this time an English province. In an old English poem on the siege of Rouen, A. D. 1418, Henry is described as riding " On a broune slede, Of blak damaske was his wede, A peytrelle of golde full brygt Aboute his necke hynge down rigt, And a pendaunte behind him did honge Unto the erths, it was so longe." The peytrelle or poitral was a piece of horsefurniture of this period; but if by "his necke ."is meant the king's, and not his " broune stede's," we must presume it to have been some golden collar thus called, as " hanging down from about his neck " could hardly be the description of a breast-plate: besides which, he is not supposed to be armed, but entering in his garments of peace--a weed of black damask. The long " pendaunte " was most probably a pennon carried behind him and no part of his attire. Beards were not much worn in this reign, and the hair was cut close round above the ears in a very unbecoming fashion. Whiskers are not seen, and moustaches are only partially worn. The general character indeed of the whole of the fifteenth century is a closely shorn chin. Chroniques, torn. i. sub anno 1422. ' Vide Archscologia, vol. xxii. In the first year of Henry V.'s reign the colour of the surcoat and chaperon of the knights of the Garter was changed again to white. The whole of the dress was still of cloth Military costume of the reign of Henry V. figs, a and o, from ilium. MS. Royal, 15, D. 3, . -, from effigy of Michael de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, in Wingtield Church, Suffolk; 4, from the effigy of Sir Robert Grushill, Hoveringham Church, Notts. THE MILITARY EQUIPMENT of this period is remarkable for the introduction of the panache9; the graceful decoration of...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501306
  • 9781236501301