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14th century shoe from Holland. Dordrecht colection.

14th century shoe from Holland. Dordrecht colection.

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was an English noblewoman & heiress, daughter of England's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was the first wife of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and the mother of King Henry IV of England. It is believed that Blanche may have died aged 22 after contracting the Black Death which was rife in Europe at that time. John of Gaunt held annual commemorations of her…

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was an English noblewoman & heiress, daughter of England's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was the first wife of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and the mother of King Henry IV of England. It is believed that Blanche may have died aged 22 after contracting the Black Death which was rife in Europe at that time. John of Gaunt held annual commemorations of her…

Medieval supportive underwear  c. 1380-1420 -- an *excellent* article, thoughtfully written.

Medieval supportive underwear c. 1380-1420 -- an *excellent* article, thoughtfully written.

c.1385  St. Stephen Altarpiece  Church of Santa Maria de Gualter (Noguera)  Musuem of Catalan Art, Barcelona

c.1385 St. Stephen Altarpiece Church of Santa Maria de Gualter (Noguera) Musuem of Catalan Art, Barcelona

hood from a norse settlement in herjolfsnes, greenland, that dates to around 1400. (full description of site is here: http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/herjback.html)

hood from a norse settlement in herjolfsnes, greenland, that dates to around 1400. (full description of site is here: http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/herjback.html)

14th Century- Low neckline and formfitting dress was the man style for that of a woman during this time.Two gowns are worn over each other and the sleeves are close fitting.

14th Century- Low neckline and formfitting dress was the man style for that of a woman during this time.Two gowns are worn over each other and the sleeves are close fitting.

Bust of the Virgin, ca. 1390–95. Bohemian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 2005 (2005.393) | Elegiac, dignified, and poised, the Virgin tilts her youthful head as if burdened by the weight of the ornate crown, and her downcast eyes and pursed lips convey her sorrowful resignation. #cloisters

Bust of the Virgin, ca. 1390–95. Bohemian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 2005 (2005.393) | Elegiac, dignified, and poised, the Virgin tilts her youthful head as if burdened by the weight of the ornate crown, and her downcast eyes and pursed lips convey her sorrowful resignation. #cloisters

Second half of 14th century italian costume

Second half of 14th century italian costume

Katheryn de Roet-Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (c.1350-1403) was the mistress & eventual wife of the great Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Katheryn's life shows us she was an enigmatic & resilient woman who cared for the royal children in the household's of Queen Philippa & Blanche of Lancaster. Upon becoming Duchess, Katheryn became a patron of the arts, & due to her extreme piety, an avid giver to religious houses, orphans & lepers. She was also a loving wife…

Katheryn de Roet-Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (c.1350-1403) was the mistress & eventual wife of the great Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Katheryn's life shows us she was an enigmatic & resilient woman who cared for the royal children in the household's of Queen Philippa & Blanche of Lancaster. Upon becoming Duchess, Katheryn became a patron of the arts, & due to her extreme piety, an avid giver to religious houses, orphans & lepers. She was also a loving wife…

A Bridal Pair, 1400s, South German, Oil on panel The Cleveland Museum of Art, Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds.

A Bridal Pair, 1400s, South German, Oil on panel The Cleveland Museum of Art, Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds.

Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England (11 May 1366 – 7 June 1394)

Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England (11 May 1366 – 7 June 1394)

1352 - ‘Graf Günther von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (+1349), antiking of Karl IV', Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany by roelipilami, via Flickr

1352 - ‘Graf Günther von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg (+1349), antiking of Karl IV', Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany by roelipilami, via Flickr

Muckley 1386 Women's Clothing: Underwear

Muckley 1386 Women's Clothing: Underwear

In the 12th century, the clothing of aristocratic women was trend-setting.

In the 12th century, the clothing of aristocratic women was trend-setting.

12th Century Pendant Sleeve Gown - like the sleeves pinned back with the button.

12th Century Pendant Sleeve Gown - like the sleeves pinned back with the button.

"Allegory of Music"  1350 14th century  Colorful cote-hardies with sleeve extensions, long hanging lappets

"Allegory of Music" 1350 14th century Colorful cote-hardies with sleeve extensions, long hanging lappets