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Pontifical Sandals / Vestments of St. Thomas à Becket, Treasury of Sens Cathedral (12th Century)

Chapter 19 "I want to talk to you Thomas,’ Henry said. ‘It’s about the vacant see at Canterbury, but I think you already know what I am going to say." Alb thought to have been worn by Thomas Becket - treasury of Sens cathedral. Photographic permission of Genevra Kornbluth.

12th century physician Trepanning woman for pain

Pilgrim's Badge depicting the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, ca. 1400 English Pewter. One of the best visual records of England's premier shrine. The shrine itself was sadly destroyed in 1538 by the commissioners of Henry VIII.

the ruined church and ancient graveyard of St Thomas Becket at Heptonstall, which inspired the poem November Graveyard

Martyrdom of St Thomas Becket by Lawrence OP, via Flickr

The Image of the Jongleur in Northern France Around 1200. A wandering minstrel, poet, and/or entertainer in medieval England and France, before jesters. Considered of low class. Jean Renart, also known as Jean Renaut, was a Norman trouvère or troubadour from the end of the 12th century and the first half of the 13th century to whom three works are ascribed. Nothing else is known of him or his life. He is praised for his realism and his psychological insight.Described his role this way: ...

Thorsberg Trousers, 4th century

The so-called Gumbertus Bible. The late 12th-century manuscript stands almost 70 cm tall and contains 394 parchment leaves. The “Giant Bible” (an official term in book culture) contains beautiful, delicate even, illumination, as this image shows. Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek, MS 1 (12th century).

When I look at this dapper Victorian gent, one of Liesl's classic Sound of Music lines wafts into my mind to accompany this image, "Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies". #Victorian #19th_century #1800s #photograph #antique #vintage #man #top_hat