King Henry VIII (Henry 8th) taken from the engraving King Henry VIII and His Six Wives. I have also made two cropped versions available for use as wide-screen (8:5) screen desktop backgrounds (“computer wallpaper”): (1) The head of Henry VIII and (2) Henry The 8th Stares Back. [more...]
A Victorian binding.
An archer with a longbow, sword, shiel and arrows; a knight in plate mail armour with a sword; a knight in full armour including a crested helm with pink and white feathers, a short sword or dagger, a longsword, a pike, and a shield with an heraldic bearing to identify him in battle. Each soldier stands in a separate ogive [...] [more...]
A frame, almost like a rood screen or a picture frame for a triptych, this cartouche of three arches provided three niches for soldiers in the illustration “Three knights from the 15th century.” The arches have gothic details suitable for the 1450s, and could be stone arches or medieval wooden cartici. [more...]
Two men are wearing 1480s costume are in dialogue; one appears angered and the other remonstrates. They are dukes, and are about to duke it out. The man on the left has a full-length robe or gown and a staff; he has shoulder-length wavy hair and a round cap with a turn-up brim. The other man has a feather in his cap, similar hair, a shirt with fur [...] [more...]
This full-page plate occurs next to the discussion on the invention of printing, and the dramatic effect it to reduce the power of the Church. The plate does not appear to be mentioned in the text. [more...]
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