Mary Stuart 1542-1587 born as Mary Stewart, was on 14 December 1542 to the July 24, 1567 as Mary I Queen of Scotland and through her marriage to Francis II. from 1559 to 1560 Queen of France. Continue reading →
The seizure of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham Castle October 19th 1330.
Roger Mortimer, 1. Earl of March, 1287-1330.
The name of this man is inscribed on one of the darkest pages of English history, and though it is associated with the great house of Lancaster, which afterwards long maintained its power over the English throne, it can only be regarded as equalling in infamy that of the wicked and ignoble king whose neglected queen chose the great noble for her paramour. Continue reading →
Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.
Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.
The shield of the Gauls.
The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading →