A PAIR OF BLUE SILK TROUSERS, CENTRAL ASIA, 11TH/12TH CENTURY the wide trousers with rectangular top, the shoulder straps and frontal design composed of assorted silk cloths with varying designs and a row of small conch shells, green and white calligraphy on the straps, the central silk garment with yellow geometric foliate designs against a purple ground, top tied at reverse 125cm. length.
Vlaardingen Shoe "Vlaardingen, Holland, (Het Waaigat site, 1991) Low cut shoe with decorated edge. 9th – 10th Century Parallel shoe from Gdansk, Poland (Wiklak 1960) Classified as a one piece upper with thong fastening. Similar one piece upper shoes with thong fastening dated 11th Century in England, York and Piccadilly with distribution across northern Europe to Poland."
King Edward The Confessor (1042-1066). House of Wessex. 27th great-granduncle of Queen Elizabeth II. Successor: brother-in-law Harold. Died in January 1066 and his childlessness led to a struggle for power. The succession went first to Harold Godwineson and then to the conquest by William of Normandy nine months later at the Battle of Hastings in October 1066. Edward was canonized in 1161. Rebuilt Westminster Abbey (consecrated in 1065), where he is buried.