An example illustration of Gothic architectural ornamentation on arches during fourteenth century.

Gothic Architecture Ornaments Arch Moulding

An example illustration of Gothic architectural ornamentation on arches during fourteenth century.

A Gothic architectural ornamentation for wall mouldings. The illustrated moulding is commonly found on top edges of the wall.

Gothic Architecture Ornaments Wall Moulding

A Gothic architectural ornamentation for wall mouldings. The illustrated moulding is commonly found…

Illustration of a Gothic parapet moulding used during the fourteenth century. Parapets are exterior wall extension continuing above the wall to create a fire wall to reduce fire risks.

Gothic Architecture Parapet Moulding

Illustration of a Gothic parapet moulding used during the fourteenth century. Parapets are exterior…

Norman Gateway, Windsor Castle

Norman Gateway

Norman Gateway, Windsor Castle

A market place in Nuremberg. Nuremberg, a city of the Middle Ages, is filled with works of art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.  Nuremberg is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. It is situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and is Franconia's largest city. It is located about 170 kilometers north of Munich.

Nuremberg

A market place in Nuremberg. Nuremberg, a city of the Middle Ages, is filled with works of art of the…

Mosque of Omar, kept by the Mohammedans during the Crusades.

Mosque of Omar

Mosque of Omar, kept by the Mohammedans during the Crusades.

A Gothic diaper ornament during the fourteenth century. A diaper ornament is a carved or painted surface of square shapes containing flowers or simple figures.

Gothic Architecture Diaper Ornament

A Gothic diaper ornament during the fourteenth century. A diaper ornament is a carved or painted surface…

"Saracen Arms. Charlemagne now had to deal with certain non-Germanic peoples who were threatening his borders. These were the Saracens, Slavs, and Avars. The Mohammedan Saracens, or Moors, had gained possession of the whole of Spain, but there were still small fragments of the ancient Visigothic kingdom in the north. It was to save these little Christian states from their Mohammedan oppressors, as well as to round out the limits of his own kingdom, that Charlemagne undertook a campaign against the Saracens."—Colby, 1899

Saracen Arms

"Saracen Arms. Charlemagne now had to deal with certain non-Germanic peoples who were threatening his…

This bodily strength and skill sport was part of the Venetian games during the Middle Ages. It shows men balancing on eachother's shoulders to form a man tower.

Bodily Strength and Skill

This bodily strength and skill sport was part of the Venetian games during the Middle Ages. It shows…

A stove of the Middle Ages.

Stove

A stove of the Middle Ages.

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder pieces.

Tabard

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder…

"A tilting match between two knights." -Foster, 1921

Tilting Match

"A tilting match between two knights." -Foster, 1921

"A tournament. The most famous amusement of the chivalrous age was the tournament, which took place in an open space surrounded by a balustrade or a rope, called the lists. It was a mimic combat between knights, who each tried to unhorse the other with his lance. The successful knight was hailed with shouts of applause from the spectators and received a prize from his mistress or the queen."—Colby, 1899

Tournament

"A tournament. The most famous amusement of the chivalrous age was the tournament, which took place…

"Tower of a German Feudal Castle." -Foster, 1921

Feudal Castle Tower

"Tower of a German Feudal Castle." -Foster, 1921

A Viking ship

Viking Ship

A Viking ship

German walled town during the Middle Ages.

Walled Town

German walled town during the Middle Ages.

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of beacons and is protected by dogs. Ruins of such a tower can still be seen at Godesberger on the Rhine." -Bodmer, 1917

Medieval Watch Tower

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of…

The gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey, the great church in London, England.

Westminster Abbey

The gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey, the great church in London, England.

"William the Conqueror (1066-1087), as represented on his seal. Although William really ruled 'as king by the edge of the sword,' he preferred to base his title on the promise of Edward the Confessor rather than on force of arms; and he adhered to far as possible to Anglo-Saxon usages, causing himself to be crowned at Westminster and binding himself to frame good laws and observe justice, as his predecessors had done. In fact he professed to regard himself as the lawful successor of the Anglo-Saxon kings, and not merely as a feudal conqueror. He had great difficulty in making the people recognize him as such, but when this was once done, he was a far more powerful ruler as king of England than he was as Norman duke."—Colby, 1899

William the Conqueror

"William the Conqueror (1066-1087), as represented on his seal. Although William really ruled 'as king…

The window from Newarke Gateway at Leicester illustrating typical architectural ornamentation during the fourteenth century. On both sides of the window, there are two faces, a man and a woman on either side.

Newarke Gateway Leicester Window

The window from Newarke Gateway at Leicester illustrating typical architectural ornamentation during…