Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 16/52)

[picture: Floriated initial letter ``T'']

Floriated initial letter “T”

An early Victorian capital letter T used as a 14-line drop cap. There is shading used to create a three-dimensional effect, enhanced by foliage going both [...]coloured version which is more dramatic (and easy to re-colour using colour replacement). [more...]

[picture: Floriated initial letter T, coloured version]

Floriated initial letter T, coloured version

I coloured a decorative initial capital letter T that was at the start of a chapter. [more...]

[picture: 76.---The Herefordshire Beacon.]

76.—The Herefordshire Beacon.

There are disagreements about whether the Herefordshire Beacon is the remains of an iron-age hill fort or perhaps is an unfinished Norman motte-and-bailey castle of the 11th century; an excavation in the 19th century did a lot of damage. Modern consensus appears to be that it dates from the 3rd century BC. At any rate this is a fine engraving, using [...] [more...]

[picture: 77.---British Camp at caer Caradoc.---From Roy's Military Antiquities.]

77.—British Camp at caer Caradoc.—From Roy’s Military Antiquities.

Major-General William Roy produced The Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain in 1793. [more...]

[picture: 79.---Symbols of Rome.]

79.—Symbols of Rome.

“In the latter part of the summer of the year 55 B. C. (Halley, the astronomer, has gone far to prove that the exact day was the 26th of August), a Roman fleet crossed the Channel, bearing [...] [more...]

[picture: 80.---British and Roman Weapons.]

80.—British and Roman Weapons.

In the latter part of the summer of the year 55 B. C. (Halley, the astronomer, has gone far to prove that the exact day was the 26th of August), a Roman fleet crossed the Channel, bearing the infantry of two legions, about ten thousand men. This army was collected at the Portus Itius (Witsand), between Calais and Boulogne. Eighty galleys (Fig. 86) bore [...] [more...]

[picture: 81.---Captive wearing the Torque.]

81.—Captive wearing the Torque.

“Torques, or gold and bronze necklaces composed of flexible bars, were peculiar to the people of this country.” (p. 22) [more...]

[picture: 82.---Roman General, Standard Bearers, etc.]

82.—Roman General, Standard Bearers, etc.

Here are some Roman soldiers in suitable effeminate poses as they reach the shore by crossing a bridge supported by their boats. [more...]


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