The illustration shows a typical English pikeman’s corselet of the early seventeenth century, at a period when every infantry regiment consisted of musketeers and pikemen in varying proportions.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
Peasant from Upper Austria 17th century. Upper Austrian farmer from the time of the Austrian Peasant War in 1626. He is armed with a sort of a mace and pistol. The revolt… Read More