Some plates from the historic costume book A Complete View of Dress and Habits of the People of England by Joseph Strutt (published originally in London, England, in 1862) were recently offered for auction on eBay. The owner of the auction has graciously allowed DragonBear to put the scanned images on-line for public use. If you interested in purchasing any of the individual plates, they may still be available from A. Rolband, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose to view the images in either of two ways. The first section below takes you to sets of thumbnails that can then be individually clicked on to see its full-size image, or you can click on the plate descriptions in the second section to go directly to the full-size image for that plate.
|Thumbnail Sets (20 images each):|
Plates I through XX|
Plates XXI through XL
Plates XLI through LX
Plates LXVIII, LXXII, LXXXIX through XCIV, XCVI through XCVIII, CXXI through CXXIII, CXXVII, CXXIX, CXXX, CXL through CXLII
Saxon Rustics of the eighth Century.|
The Saxon Tunic as worn in the eighth Century.
The Anglo-Saxon Monarch of the eighth Century in a habit of State.
An Anglo-Saxon Nobleman in his State Dress.
The Saxon Mantles as worn in the eighth century.
The Mantles of the eighth century continued.
A Personage of Distinction of the eighth century in full Dress.
A Monarchal State Habit of the eighth Century.
Dresses of the Anglo-Saxon Women of the eighth Century.
The Dresses of the Women of the eighth Century continued.
The Summer Dress & Travelling Habit of the Ladies of the eighth Century.
An Anglo-Saxon Lady of the eighth Century in full Dress.
Military Habits of the eighth Century.
The Saxon King in his Martial Habit with his Armour Bearer.
Ecclesiastical Habits of the eighth Century.
Aldhelm Bishop of Sherbon.
The Anglo-Saxon Monarch of the Ninth Century in his State Habit.
Dresses of the Ninth & Tenth Centuries.
Personages of Distinction of the Ninth & Tenth Centuries.
A Lady of the Ninth Century in full Dress.
Saxon Ladies of the ninth & tenth Centuries.
An Ancient Statue found in Monmouthshire.
Military Habits of the tenth Century.
Danish Habits from a curious Saxon Reliquary...
Ecclesiastics of the tenth & eleventh Centuries.
Abbot Elfnoth Presenting a book of prayer to the Monastery of St. Augustin.
Wulftan Archbishop of York.
Edward the Confessor From his great Seal.
Funeral Habits & Saxon Ornaments.
Norman Rustics of the Eleventh Century.
Anglo-Norman Youths of the Eleventh Century.
Anglo-Norman Habits of the Eleventh Century.
An Anglo-Norman Nobleman of the Eleventh Century in his State-Habit.
The Regal State Habit of the Eleventh Century.
Henry I & Henry II from their great Seals.
Anglo-Norman Women of the Eleventh Century.
An Anglo-Norman Queen of the eleventh Century.
Dresses of the Eleventh Century.
Women of the Twelfth Century.
Ladies of the Twelfth Century in full Dress from a curious M.S...
Female Dresses of the Twelfth Century.
Norman Dresses of the Twelfth Century.
Soldiers of the Eleventh & Twelfth Centuries.
Armour of the Twelfth Century from Monuments in the Temple Church London.
From a Monument of the 12th Century in Danbury Church Essex.
In Danbury Church Essex.
Monastical Habits of the twelfth Century.
Ecclesiastical Habits of the twelfth Century.
Ecclesiastical Habits of the 12th Century.
Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury from a M.S. of the 12th Century.
Rustics of the 13th Century.
Habits of the 13th Century.
Hunting Habits of the 13 Century.
Habits of the 13th Century.
A Physician & his Servant from a M.S. of the 13th Cent.
A Nobleman of the 13th Century in his Habit of State.
A Regal State Habit of the 13th Cent.
A Coronation Habit of the 13th Cent.
Henry the Third from a M.S. of the 13th Cent.
The Coronation of Edward the First.
An Official Habit of an Archbishop in the 13th Cent.
Travelling Dresses of the 14th Cent.
Young Ladies of the 14th Cent.
Matrons of the 14th Cent.
The Ladies Chamber & Toilet of the 14th Cent.
Ladies of the 14th Cent.
Ladies of High Rank of the 14th Cent.
Ladies of Rank of the 14th Cent.
State Habits of the 14th Cent.
A Lady of High Rank in her State Habit belonging to the 14th Cent.
Ladies Head Dresses of the 14th Cent.
Ladies of the 15th & 16th Centuries.
Ladies of Rank of the 15th & 16th Centuries and their head dresses Satirized.
Ladies of Rank of the 15th & 16th Centuries.
Gentlemen of the 15th & 16th Centuries.
Official Habits of the 15th & 16th Centuries.
Personages of Distinction of the 15th & 16th Centuries.
Dresses of the 16th & 17th Centuries.
Armour of the 16th Cent.
Ann of Denmark Queen to James the first.
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