Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 46/50)

[picture: 1805.---Arthur's Show.]

1805.—Arthur’s Show.

The engraving shows the interior of a large tent or pavillion, with a banner reading Socitie of Prince Arthur hanging from the ceiling, festooned with a garland. There is a round table and, in the front, a corpulent monk with tonsured head and a large wine-flask in his hand; a man dressed as a satyr perhaps, with a laurel wreath of victory on his head, gestures towards the entrance of the canopy, and outside we see archers and spear-men lined up, flags flying, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1951.---Battle at Worcester]

1951.—Battle at Worcester

At top – View of Worcester. (From an old [as of 1845] Print.) The battle was fought on the foreground meadows. In the centre, the flight of [King] Charles before the Parliamentary Soldiers; designed from various contemporary portraits of Charles II., Harrison, Lilburne, Bradshaw, and others. At the bottom, the old wooden house, in [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2029.---A Parallel of some of the principal Towers and Steeples built by Sir Christopher Wren]

2029.—A Parallel of some of the principal Towers and Steeples built by Sir Christopher Wren

1, St. Dunstan in the East. 2, St. Magnus. 3, St. Benet, Gracechurch-street. 4, St. Edmund the King, Lombard-street. 5, St. Margaret Pattens. 6, Allhallows the Great. 7, St. Mary Abchurch. 8, St Muchael, Cornhill. 9, St. Lawrence, Jewry. 10, St.Benet Fink. 11, St.Bartholomew. 12, St. Michael, Queenhithe. 13, St. Michael Royal. 14, St. Antholia, Watling-street. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2041.---Lady Mayoress of London]

2041.—Lady Mayoress of London

(Hollar’s Theatrum Mulierum.) [$]

[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.)]

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