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Respecting Collection

Background imageRespecting Collection: Naughty Nuns

Naughty Nuns
Naughty nuns, respecting their vows of celibacy, but not much else

Background imageRespecting Collection: Musket exercises

Musket exercises. Taken from John Blackwells Account of the Artillery Company. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageRespecting Collection: The petard, a medieval explosive device

The petard, a medieval explosive device in the form of a metal cone filled with gunpowder attached to a gate to blow it open. Invented in France in 1579 for Henri IV, King of Navarre

Background imageRespecting Collection: Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt

Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt
Saxon weapons: ancient iron sword 1, 2, and dirks and daggers 3, 4 found in the River Wytham, Lincolnshire, and a crossbow bolt found in the camp at Danbury, Essex 5

Background imageRespecting Collection: Asian and Turkish matchlock guns

Asian and Turkish matchlock guns
Asiatic arms. Asiatick matchlock guns 1, 2, brazen apendage serving as a rest 3, Turkish guns 4, 5 and Turkish matchlock gun enlarged

Background imageRespecting Collection: Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century

Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century. Breastplate, musket, arquebus, sabre, sword, halberd, helmet and lance. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageRespecting Collection: Suit of horsemans armour, circa 1600

Suit of horsemans armour, circa 1600
Suit of horsemans armour from the era of King Henry VIII or Elizabeth I, from the Tower of London. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English

Background imageRespecting Collection: Corcelet and morion

Corcelet and morion
Corcelet or suit of bright arquebus armour and morion headpiece from the Tower of London. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageRespecting Collection: Suit of bright armour and pouldron, garde-brass and vambrace

Suit of bright armour and pouldron, garde-brass and vambrace
Ancient suit of bright armour for John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster 1, and pouldron, garde-brass, avant-brass or vambrace of Duke of Monmouth 2

Background imageRespecting Collection: Roman cuirass, lituus and ancient sword

Roman cuirass, lituus and ancient sword
Breastplate and back-piece of ancient Roman cuirass 1, 2, Roman lituus or military trumpet 3 and ancient brass sword 4. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a

Background imageRespecting Collection: Flemish helmets from the armory at Breda

Flemish helmets from the armory at Breda. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London, 1812

Background imageRespecting Collection: Bar helmet and one with a spring for a panache

Bar helmet and one with a spring for a panache
Bar helmet 1, 2, and Duke of Monmouths helmet with a spring to support a panache 3, 4. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageRespecting Collection: John de Courcys helmet, Oliver Cromwell s

John de Courcys helmet, Oliver Cromwell s
Helmet of John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster 1, 2, Oliver Cromwells headpiece 3, tilting helmet 4, 5. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English

Background imageRespecting Collection: Various pot, cap and visor helmets

Various pot, cap and visor helmets
French iron pot helmet 1, 2, engraved steel cap from the 16th century 3, large bright helmet 4, open helmet 5, ornamented helmet with visor 6

Background imageRespecting Collection: Crossbow and arrow, 17th century

Crossbow and arrow, 17th century. Copperplate engraving by J. Newton from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London, 1812

Background imageRespecting Collection: Helmets from the Tower of London

Helmets from the Tower of London. Black helmet with visor 1, 2, and grated helmet with moveable bever 3-6. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageRespecting Collection: Venetian morion and burgonet

Venetian morion and burgonet
Ancient Venetian morion helmet ornamented with military trophies, and a burgonet helmet with unified visor and bever from the Tower of London

Background imageRespecting Collection: Venetian morion and Roman helmet

Venetian morion and Roman helmet
Ancient Venetian morion helmet ornamented with military trophies, and an ancient Roman helmet found at Cannae. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageRespecting Collection: Ancient Greek brass helmet and another similar one

Ancient Greek brass helmet and another similar one
Ancient Greek brass helmet in the form of an owl, Minervas favourite bird, 1, 2, 3 and another helmet from Rome 4, 5. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a

Background imageRespecting Collection: Chelsea College as originally intended by King James I

Chelsea College as originally intended by King James I. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London, 1812

Background imageRespecting Collection: Military musical instruments: trumpet, horn

Military musical instruments: trumpet, horn, fife, kettle drum, side drum. Instruments of military musick. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageRespecting Collection: An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform, 17th century

An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform, 17th century
An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform of helmet, breastplate armour, sash, breeches, hose with sword and pike. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageRespecting Collection: Bell tents, colours stand and camp kitchen

Bell tents, colours stand and camp kitchen
18th century military tents: called bell-tents 1, 2, pole to support arms 3, stand for drums, colours and officers espontons 4

Background imageRespecting Collection: Musket racks, laboratory tent and officers tents

Musket racks, laboratory tent and officers tents
18th century military tents: horse or rack to support firelocks 1, 2, 3, muskets on the rack 4, laboratory tents belonging to the artillery 5, field officers tent or marquis 6

Background imageRespecting Collection: Suit of tilting armour, helmet and cuirass

Suit of tilting armour, helmet and cuirass
Suit of tilting armour with grand guard and lance rest from the Tower of London 1, helmet and grand guard 2, breastpiece of a cuirass 3. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageRespecting Collection: Brass swords, handle and spear head

Brass swords, handle and spear head
Ancient brass swords. Brass sword found in the borders between Scotland and England 1, brass swords 2, 3 and brass spear head 5 from Duddingston Lake, Edinburgh

Background imageRespecting Collection: Ancient dart and arrow heads

Ancient dart and arrow heads. Various arrow heads 1-8, brass dart head 9, iron dart head 10, and iron dart head for a catapulta or mangonel

Background imageRespecting Collection: Ruyters cavalry encampment and trebuchet

Ruyters cavalry encampment and trebuchet
Ruyters cavalry encampment and a trebuchet from an ancient carving in ivory. Copperplate engraving by N.C. Goodnight from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageRespecting Collection: Uniform of Light Dragoon cavalry, with sword

Uniform of Light Dragoon cavalry, with sword, musket and helmet, 17th century. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageRespecting Collection: Royal encampment, era of King Henry VIII

Royal encampment, era of King Henry VIII, showing the royal quarters, market-place, huts of shopkeepers, butchers, etc. Copperplate engraving after the Cotton Collection, Augustus II

Background imageRespecting Collection: Royal tents pitched for a meeting at Ardres 1520

Royal tents pitched for a meeting at Ardres 1520
Royal tents pitched for the meeting of King Henry VIII and King Francis I of France near Ardres 1520. Copperplate engraving after the Cotton Collection, Augustus II

Background imageRespecting Collection: Indian armour belonging to Souja Dowla

Indian armour belonging to Souja Dowla
Souja Dowlas helmet with chainmail hood 2, 3, battle axe 1, breastplate and back piece 4, 5, and arm armour 6, 1760s. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageRespecting Collection: Musket parts including rest, bayonet, bandileer

Musket parts including rest, bayonet, bandileer
Matchlock musket, lock and bayonet from the Tower of London 1-3, bayonet 4, musket rest and bayonet 5, musket rest 6, bandileers and powder flask 7, wheel lock 8, 9, and spanner 10

Background imageRespecting Collection: The lyonois or lyonnoise, a machine for defending a breach

The lyonois or lyonnoise, a machine for defending a breach, invented by Bonnerville in Lyons. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageRespecting Collection: An ancient machine for defending a pass

An ancient machine for defending a pass. Six spears on a carriage. Copperplate engraving by J. Newton from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageRespecting Collection: Battering rams attacking castle walls

Battering rams attacking castle walls
Battering ram and two types of borers to pierce walls at top, and two rams below, one supported by a triangle and the other borne on soldiers shoulders

Background imageRespecting Collection: Machines used in ancient sieges

Machines used in ancient sieges. Vinea 1, pluteus 2, moveable towers 3, 4, and different modes of defending castle walls from a battering ram

Background imageRespecting Collection: Horse Guard, 17th century cavalry

Horse Guard, 17th century cavalry
Horse Guard, in military uniform with tricorn, musket, 17th century cavalry. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageRespecting Collection: Ancient fortification

Ancient fortification: dungeon 1, chapel 2, stable 3, inner bailey 4, outer bailey 5, barbacon 6, mount 7 and soldiers lodgings 8. From an ancient drawing in the collection of Joseph Gulston Esq

Background imageRespecting Collection: The entrance of a street defended by a chain

The entrance of a street defended by a chain in grooves in posts and raised by a windlass at right. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English

Background imageRespecting Collection: The Infernal used by the English Navy at St. Malo s

The Infernal used by the English Navy at St. Malo s. A floating mine constructed in a vessel with sand, gunpowder, masonry, bombs and fireworks. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageRespecting Collection: Covered carts of war with musketeers inside

Covered carts of war with musketeers inside
Covered carts of war pierced with loopholes and carrying musketeers. Bottom figure with covers removed to reveal musketeers and horses below. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageRespecting Collection: An ancient gun cart used at the Siege of Boulogne 1544

An ancient gun cart used at the Siege of Boulogne 1544. Copperplate engraving after the Cowdray picture from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageRespecting Collection: Pierriers firing stones at a ship in a bay

Pierriers firing stones at a ship in a bay. Type of swivel cannon used in the middle ages. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageRespecting Collection: The partridges mortar with bomb and grenadoes

The partridges mortar with bomb and grenadoes
The partridges, a mortar that fired 13 grenadoes or young partridges and one bomb or old hen at one time. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageRespecting Collection: Exercise of the double-armed man with bow and pike

Exercise of the double-armed man with bow and pike.. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London, 1812

Background imageRespecting Collection: Ancient Dragoon on horseback with musket, 17th century

Ancient Dragoon on horseback with musket, 17th century
Ancient Dragoon on horseback with helmet, musket and gunpowder horn, 17th century. Copperplate engraving by N.C. Goodnight from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English

Background imageRespecting Collection: Extraordinary pieces of artillery

Extraordinary pieces of artillery: view and section of the culverine of Nancy, a triple cannon, a twin cannon and an ancient screwpiece



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