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Historical military uniforms. Soldiers from all over the world. Customs, habit, manner. Defensive and offensive weapons. Selected pictures from rare sources. The forgotten Books.

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William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury.

Effigy, William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Knight, 13th century, costume, dress, armour, middle ages, crusader

Effigy of William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury, son of Henry II ‘Curtmantle’ d’Anjou, King of England and Ida de Tosny.

William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée).

dropcap, Inkunabel, Initial, middle ages. 13th century, illuminated manuscript, Henry Shaw

Initial letter from MS. Arundel, No. 91. Known as Psalter and Book of Hours (the ‘Howard Psalter and Hours’), 14th century. Attributed to John of Metz ‘De Lisle Psalter’

MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who is represented in our plate, was the son of King Henry II. by his celebrated mistress, Fair Rosamond.

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Knights in combat. England 13th century

Knights fighting, England 13th century, Middle ages, combat,Henry Shaw, armour

Medieval knights in combat. MS. Reg. 20 D, I.

KNIGHTS FIGHTING.

Q- dropcap, Inkunabel, Initial, middle ages. 13th century, illuminated manuscript, Henry Shaw

Q- dropcap. Royal Library, Paris 13th century.

QUIETNESS and peace were not among the most prominent characteristics of those ages, in which, unfettered by the sage power of judicious and efficient laws, people were taught to seek justice rather by their own strength, than by the intermediation of others. At that period, the songs which sounded most musical to the ears of the iron-cased barons were the romances that told of hard blows and doughty adventures, and the pictures most beautiful to their eyes were such as those which we here give in ouer plate.

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Bull Run. 51st regiment, New York & Pennsylvania.

51st regiment. Zouaves, American civil war, Bull Run,

The 51st regiment, New York & Pennsylvania at Bull Run.

The 51st regiment, New York & Pennsylvania at Bull Run.

American Civil War, Battle of Bull Run in July 1861

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Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Military uniform, France, Officer, cavalry, horse hunters, Algeria, Tunisia, Oran,

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

(Oran 1881)

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Renaissance Helmet of Alfonso Piccololomini di Firenze.

Alfonso Piccololomini, Renaissance helmet. Military, Italy,

Italy. Helmet sixteenth century with the coat of arms of the bandit Alfonso Piccolomini.

Renaissance Helmet of Alfonso Piccololomini di Firenze.

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Dahohman Army. An Amazon. Benin Africa 19th. c.

Dahohman Army. Amazon soldier. Dahomey Women Warriors. Africa military

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, an Amazon soldier.

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh. An Amazon in the Dahohman Army.

From the 17th to the late 19th century Dahomey had women regiments in the army.

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Light horse squadron, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Light horse squadron, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S. Military uniforms

Light horse squadron, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Light horse squadron, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Jelowdar. Iranian 19th c. costume.

Jelowdar. Wahhabism, Sunni Islam, Wahhabi, Salafi, Iran

Jelowdar.

One of the Envoy’s Jelowdar.

Persons who had care of a led Horse on the Road.

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Adoo Quamina in war dress. Ashanti Ghana.

Adoo Quamina. Ashanti. Ghana. Africa war dress.

Adoo Quamina.

Adoo Quamina

Adoo Quamina in war dress, a captain and courtier to the Ashanti king at Coomassie (Kumasi).

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Cyrus II of Persia on the Battle Field.

Cyrus II. Persia. Scythed chariots. Battle Field. Costumes. Ancient. Weapons

Cyrus II of Persia on the Battle Field.

Cyrus II of Persia

Born around 590 BC to 580 BC; died August 530 BC.

Asia Tempi Antichi. Persia. Ciro sul campo di Battaglia.

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