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Henry Holland, the Duke of Exeter was a staunch Lancastrian magnate with a reputation for being ruthless and cruel. He fled to Scotland after the defeat at Towton in 1461, but went on to fight again another day.

Henry Holland, the Duke of Exeter was a staunch Lancastrian magnate with a reputation for being ruthless and cruel. He fled to Scotland after the defeat at Towton in but went on to fight again another day.

century French style gown with Hennin and 'Butterfly' veil ~~courtier second kingdom

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Natural Flax Chemise Tunic And Black Overtunic for sale :: by medieval store ArmStreet

Picture Friday: winding thread on the spindle.  Note her hand positions.

Picture Friday: winding thread on the spindle.

Le Roman de la Rose Made for Louise of Savoy (OXF, Bodleian, MS. Douce French, late century from Lara Corsets - century guide to Women's clothing during England's War of the Roses Pinned from Contarina's

[folio 060v] MS. Douce 195 (Le roman de la rose) Robinet Testard  http://romandelarose.org/#browse;Douce195

It's About Time: Sewing indoors - Illuminated Manuscripts - Spinning, Carding, Combing, & Weaving

Dunno who this is, or who made the dress;  the photo is from a google albums set of pics from an East Kingdom coronation in '09, by Jennifer Guyton.  This is AMAZING - as is the whole set.

The hennin was worn in 14 century and 15 century was a cone like hat resembling the spires of the cathedral spire.

The book culture from Medieval and early Modern times has produced time and time again outstanding and extraordinary manuscripts: luxury bindings, illustrations or codices generously endowed with gold and silver, written on magenta coloured parchment. Often however, greatness lies in small things and so is the case with this manuscript: it fascinates one not only with its small size, but…

Codex Rotundus, book of hours. 9 cm diameter, Bruges 1480 via Musetouch Visual Arts Magazine.

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