Early (Pagan) Saxon - 410 to 650 AD
Middle Saxon - 650 to 850 AD
Religious Outfits
Late Saxon - 850 to 1066 AD
Viking Age - 789 to 1066 AD
Plantagenet (Early Medieval)
The Hundred Years War - 1337 to 1453 AD
The Wars of the Roses - 1399 to 1485 AD
For Commissioned Costumes refer back to The Business

 

Welcome to my Specific Costume pages.
   These costumes have all been made by myself, to the best of my ability and I believe are 95% historically accurate.  To this end I have used evidence from the archaeological record, manuscripts, art, and various other sources noted in my comments against each title. Needless to say, new information is coming to light all the time and I appreciate that as time progresses my costumes will be become less and less accurate!

I hope that these pages inspire you to have a go at making your own costume. Believe me it IS this easy.

 

Early (Pagan) Saxon - 410 to 650 AD
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Grave 33, Eriswell (female)
A costume reconstruction based on the grave goods of Burial No. 33 from the Eriswell cemetery, near Lakenheath, Suffolk.

 

Middle Saxon - 650 to 850 AD
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Middle Saxon Woman Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 2003.
Christian Princess - 8th Century Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 2003.

 

Religious Outfits
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Benedictine Monk - c900 AD
Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 1998.
Early Nun - c900AD Conjectural costume, based on ideas given certain evidence from the period, using period materials and techniques.

 

Late Saxon - 850 to 1066 AD
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Anglo-Saxon Nobleman - 10th/11th Century
Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 1998.
Anglo-Saxon Noblewoman - c1000 AD
Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 1998.
Anglo-Saxon Warrior - c1000 AD
Partly researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 1998. (Weapons made by someone else so unsure of accuracy.)

 

Viking Age - 789 to 1066 AD
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Viking Noblewoman - 10th/11th Centuries
Fully researched using pictoral, manuscriptial and archaeological evidence, accurate as at 1998.
Viking Woman - c800 AD
Conjectural costume, based on ideas given certain evidence from the period, using period materials and techniques.

 

Plantagenet (Early Medieval)
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Norman Noblewoman - 1154-89
Based on a conjectural picture, but using materials and techniques from the period.
Gentlewoman 12th century  

 

The Hundred Years War - 1337 to 1453 AD
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Lady Margaret de Walsoken - 1349 AD
Taken from a picture based on a brass rubbing of the same in St. Margaret's church, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Male Courtier - 14th Century  
Female Courtier - 14th Century  

 

The Wars of the Roses - 1399 to 1485 AD
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Medieval Artisan (male) - 15th Century AD
Conjectural costume, based on ideas given certain evidence from the period, using period materials and techniques.
Medieval Artisan (female) - 15th Century AD Conjectural costume, based on ideas given certain evidence from the period, using period materials and techniques.
Plantagenet (Yorkist) Noblewoman - 1461-70 Conjectural costume, based on ideas given certain evidence from the period, using period materials and techniques.

 

© Rosie Monument 2001
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