Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 33/52)

[picture: 826.---Charing Cross.]

826.—Charing Cross.

This is a picture of an engraving of a reproduction of a cross originally built for King Edward I to commemorate his late wife, Queen Eleanor. For more details see Fig. 824 and Fig. 825. [more...] [$]

[picture: 827.---Carnarvon Castle.]

827.—Carnarvon Castle.

There is another similar but larger engraving of Caernarvon Castle in Woodward’s History of Wales. [more...] [$]

[picture: Beamaris Castle: entrance]
[picture: Harlech Castle viewed from a distance]

832.—Harlech Castle

An impressive castle built by Edward I in the 13th Century. There are more pictures of Harlech in Oman. [more...] [$]

[picture: 841.---Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland]

841.—Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland

The ruins date from the 12th Century; modern photographs indicate that it’s in slightly better shape than this picture suggests. Prudhoe is about 10 miles West of Newcastle upon Tyne. [more...] [$]

[picture: 866.---Jean Froissart]

866.—Jean Froissart

Jean Froissart was a historian who lived from 1337 to 1410 (roughly). [more...] [$]

[picture: 867.---The Siege of Calais]

867.—The Siege of Calais

“They sent to Edward; who, however, would listen to no terms but unconditional submission. The noble Sir Walter Manny, however, spoke for them; and, at last, mercy was promised to all but six of the chief burgesses, who were to come to him bareheaded, barefooted, with ropes about their necks, and the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 868.---Machines used for the Defence of Stone Walls against the action of Battering rams.]

868.—Machines used for the Defence of Stone Walls against the action of Battering rams.

“in Figs. 868 to 870 is illustrated the whole process of battering the walls as carried on in [late 13th century and early 14th century]. Slow, but sure, after that the work of destruction went on, [...] [more...] [$]


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