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Medieval Miscellany

Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This is an enormous timeline of the British Monarchs from 1066 to the present day. The dates of the reigns of each monarch are included with each name and photo. Additional individuals are on the timeline as necessary to show how the line of succession reached a particular monarch.

PANTS! All of the pants, all of the time. Excellent article documenting several different varieties of pants in the Viking Age.

costume-gaelle-XIIeme-0014-mini this is what I want to do with my bliaut.

Costume féminin de noble, début XIIème, est de la France

12th century, love the embroidery, this site has much eye candy and some good embroidery / garb ideas

"Cathédrale Saint-Maurice, Angers, 12ème siècle" - good example of the ruching produced by creating a long-bodied gown that bunches as you lace it.

Bliaud - Costume civil à la fin du XIIème siècle

An article surveying all the current archeological and pictorial evidence on apron dresses/hangerocks

Viking women: Clothing: Aprondress (smokkr)

Techniques in silk painting, including shading and crosshatching

Gutenberg School of Scribes:Silk Painting1

The Sideless Surcote by Lady Jehanne de Wodeford - A tutorial on how to make a sideless surcote, with comparisons of styles through the ages.

The Sideless Surcote By Lady Jehanne de Wodeford

Embroidered Collar on tunic, with what looks like silk ribbon or bias around the collar, which is consistent with period finds

Laurellen's 50th Year Challenge Site - Interior

Embroidered Skjoldehamn hood