Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 47/51)

[picture: 2042.---Country Woman with Mufflers]

2042.—Country Woman with Mufflers

(Speed’s Map of England) [$]

[picture: 2043.---Musketeer, 1603]

2043.—Musketeer, 1603

(From a Specimen at Goodrich Court; engraved in Skelton’s Armour.) [$]

[picture: 2045.---Infantry Armour, 1625 (From a Specimen at Goodrich Court; engraved in Skelton's Armour)]

2045.—Infantry Armour, 1625 (From a Specimen at Goodrich Court; engraved in Skelton’s Armour)

“Armour, on the decline at the close of the last period, continued to be used through the [English] Civil Wars, though it did not exactly justify James I’s characteristic praise—that it not only saved the life of the wearer, but hindered him from doing hurt to anybody else. Many a life was lost, clad in complete steel, or nearly so, and many [...] (Fig. 2050) or head-pieces were invariably worn in the field. Those of the Cavalier (Fig. 2044) and the Cuirassier (Fig. 2048) were in general crowned with plums. The Dragoon (Fig. 2051), whose order was first raised in France in 1600, by the Marshal de Brisac wore in our armies a stout buff coat with deep skirts. Infrantry armour (Fig. 2045) consisted of back and breast pieces, worn over a buff coat, and with throat-pieces and skill-cap, the cheeks being also defended.” (p. 211) [more...] [$]

[picture: 2046.---Pikeman, 1635. (From a Specimen at Goodrich Court.)]
[picture: 2047.---Soldier of Trained Band, 1633]

2047.—Soldier of Trained Band, 1633

“One of our military [wood-]cuts represents a soldier of the Trained Bands, 1638 (Fig. 2047).” (p. 211)

See Fig. 2046 for more detail. [$]

[picture: 2048.---Cuirassier, 1645 (From a Specimen at Goodrich Court)]
[picture: 2049.---Oliverian or Puritan (Jeffrey's Dresses)]

2049.—Oliverian or Puritan (Jeffrey’s Dresses)

See Fig. 2045.

The Puritan is shown carrying a book, presumably the Bible, as his weapon. [$]

[picture: 2050.---Helmets, 1645.  (From Specimens at Goodrich Court.)]

2050.—Helmets, 1645. (From Specimens at Goodrich Court.)

Helmets worn by soldiers in the English Civil War. See Fig. 2045 for details. [$]


Note: If you got here from a search engine and don’t see what you were looking for, it might have moved onto a different page within this gallery.