Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 39/51)

[picture: 1153.---Henry IV.]

1153.—Henry IV.

A portrait of Henry IV showing his face, and of course his kingly crown. [$]

[picture: 1154.---Signature of Henry IV.]
[picture: 1156.---Tomb of Henry IV and his Queen]

1156.—Tomb of Henry IV and his Queen

One day whilst he was praying before the shrine of [Edward] the confessor in Westminster Ammey, he was seized with an apoplectic fit. The attendants carried him to the abbot’s apartments, and there laid him down in the chamber which still exists, apparently unaltered against the corner of the western [...]Jerusalem Chamber,” was the answer. Here Henry IV. died. He was buried at Canterbury, where a sumptuous table-monument (Fig. 1156) bears the effegies of himself and his seconf wife, Joan of Naverre. Portraits of both, with the great seal, will be found among our illustrations (Figs. 1153, 1155). (p. 335) [more...] [$]

[picture: 1250.---Archers. (From various MSS. of the 14th Century.)]

1250.—Archers. (From various MSS. of the 14th Century.)

Three archers, or bowmen, pose for us: the leftmost carries a bow and a shield, or possibly a quiver, slung around his waist and hanging at his right hip; the middle archer has a sword and a bow; the rightmost archer carries a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1251.---Storming a Fort. (Haeleian M.S. 4379.)]

1251.—Storming a Fort. (Haeleian M.S. 4379.)

A few words by way of appendage to this part of our subject may here be devoted to the subject of our engravings, representing the storming of a fort (Fig. 1251), the siege of a town (Fig. 1252), and the chief machines used on such occasions, namely, the breaching and the moveable towers (Figs. 1253 and 1274). Cannon we see were now in constant use. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1252.---Siege of a Town.]

1252.—Siege of a Town.

A few words by way of appendage to this part of our subject may here be devoted to the subject of our engravings, representing the storming of a fort (Fig. 1251), the siege of a town (Fig. 1252), and the chief machines used on such occasions, namely, the breaching and the moveable towers (Figs. 1253 and 1274). Cannon we see were now in constant use. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1253.---Breeching Tower; Archers behind their Pavison; Canon, Crossbow-men, &c.]

1253.—Breeching Tower; Archers behind their Pavison; Canon, Crossbow-men, &c.

A few words by way of appendage to this part of our subject may here be devoted to the subject of our engravings, representing the storming of a fort (Fig. 1251), the siege of a town (Fig. 1252), and the chief machines used on such occasions, namely, the breaching and the moveable towers (Figs. 1253 and 1274). Cannon we see were now in constant use. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1254.---Jousting Tournament. Harleian MS. 4379]

1254.—Jousting Tournament. Harleian MS. 4379

This wood engraving shows two knights on their horses, charging towards one another with their lances pointed. In the background are great tents or marquees and a watching audience. The heraldic [...] [more...] [$]


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