Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 48/52)

[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...]

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

2041.—Lady Mayoress of London

(Hollar’s Theatrum Mulierum.)

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

2042.—Country Woman with Mufflers

(Speed’s Map of England)

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

2043.—Musketeer, 1603

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

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[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 [...]