Friday, May 22, 2009


Picture Day Friday


Cerdic was a chieftain of the clan known as Gewisse. He founded the West Saxon kingdom of Wessex in southwestern England in the sixth century. The picture is from cartographer John Speed's Saxon Heptarchy printed in 1611.



And for a stark contrast.....here's a Regency lady from 1819 wearing a half-mourning evening gown.


2 comments:

Vanessa Kelly said...

Wow! I love that gown. Where did you find that picture, Keira?

Keira Soleore said...

Trolling the web. Ahem. :D