Illustrations

Portrait of Henry VII. facing Title.

Ancient British weapons of bone and flint. • • • . 5 British weapons of bronze, in their earliest and improved states 8

Bronze coating of an ancient

British shield 10

Shield found in the river Isis • 11 Ornaments and patterns of the ancient Britons 17 British breast-plate found at

Mold 18

Necklace of bone and Kimme-

ridge coal 19

Bas-relief found at Autun . . 21 Druidical ornaments . . • 22 Metal coating of an ancient

Roman-British shield. . . 24 Anglo-Saxon weapons and ornaments 25

Civil costume of the Anglo-

Athelney 37

The military habits of the

Anglo-Saxons 40 Anglo-Saxon mantle, caps, and weapons 46

Anglo-Saxon females ... 47

St. Dunstan 53

Abbot Elfnoth, and St. Augus-tin, Archbishop of Canterbury 53

Canute and his queen Alfgyfe 55 Seal of Edward the Confessor. 66

Harold II 67

William I. and attendants. . 69 William I. and two Normans . 74 Helmets, hauberks, a sword, andagonfanon . • . • 74

Sicilian bronzes and Norman shields .7

Anglo-Norman ladies . . . 8 a bishop of the close of the

11th century . . . . . 8Í Royal habits of the commencement of the 12th century . & Habits of the commencement of the 12th century . . . 8j William Rufus; Richard, Constable of Chester; Milo Fitz-walter, Constable of England 90

Female costume of the reigns of Rufus and Henry I. . . 95 Arms of the family of De

Hastings 97

Costume of the clergy ... 98 Effigies of Henry H. and his queen Eleanor; Richard I. and his queen Berengaria; and of King John ... .100

Seal of Henry II 103

Seals of Richard 1 106

Effigies of Geoffrey de Magna-ville, Earl of E¡ssex, and of William Longespee, Earl of

Salisbury 109

Mitres from the tomb of Ring

John 115

Effigy of Henry III. in Westminster Abbey . . . .116 Effigy, surrounded by helmets, &c. of the reign of Henry

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