Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 22/52)

[picture: 129.---Wall of Burgh Castle]

129.—Wall of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle is next to Breydon Water on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (today it seems to be in Norfolk, but this Web site uses the 1900 borders so as to be closer to historical sources). It [...] [more...]

[picture: 132.---Wall of Severus, near Housestead, Northumberland.]

132.—Wall of Severus, near Housestead, Northumberland.

The engraving shows a part of Hadrian’s Wall, calling it the Wall of Severus in a confusion common since the 17th century. The Wall of Hadrian is a UNESCO world heritage site. [more...]

[picture: 135.---Roman Image of Victory.]

135.—Roman Image of Victory.

Victory, or more properly Victoria, was a Roman goddess personifying victory, including victory after war. Depictions (in painting, sculpture, coins, and elswhere) of Victoria with wings, such as this one, were called vicories, and, representing the idea or spirpit of victory, may have given rise to, or more [...] [more...]

[picture: 136.---Roman Soldier.]

136.—Roman Soldier.

In the 18th and 19th centuries there was a lot of speculation about Hadrian’s Wall, and people thought parts of it must have been the remains of some large city; you can see some of that confusion in the following text, I think. Fig. 136 is an engraving of a statue of a [...] [more...]

[picture: 142.---Ancient Arch on Road leading into Rome.]

142.—Ancient Arch on Road leading into Rome.

The Roman walls and the Roman arches of Lincoln are monuments of the same great people that we find at Rome itself (Figs. 142, 143). (p. 46) [more...]

[picture: 189.---Arms and Costume of a Saxon Military Chief.]

189.—Arms and Costume of a Saxon Military Chief.

The man in the figure is a Saxon soldier. In one hand he holds up a bowl. In the other he holds his spear and shield. He wears a billowing cloak and either boots or shoes with leggings that leave his knees exposed. He has a helmet with a crest.. In the background is a sailing [...] [more...]

[picture: 190.---Arms and Costume of an Anglo-Saxon King and Armour Bearer.]

190.—Arms and Costume of an Anglo-Saxon King and Armour Bearer.

A King brandishes a sword; he holds a large shield. At his side and slightly behind him, a boy or young man has a smaller shield.

[picture: 191.---Arms and costume of the Tribes on the Western Shores of the Baltic.]

191.—Arms and costume of the Tribes on the Western Shores of the Baltic.

Two young men are dressed as soldiers, with metal plate armour (or possibly leather armour). One has a spear or javelin, and the other a sword; both have shields and helmets. In the foreground a curved sword and an axe; in the background [...] [more...]


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