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record of European armour and arms through seven centuries

Laking, Guy Francis Sir.

record of European armour and arms through seven centuries

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Published by Bell in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Sir Guy Francis Laking. Vol.4.
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Open LibraryOL16556262M

These Terms and Conditions incorporate the definitions and other provisions set out in the main body of this Royal Armouries Website and Copyright Use Statement. It is interesting here to note that the oldest relic of the Romano-Germanic Empire, now preserved in the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, the lance-head known as that of St. The new items, illustrated in color, are an excavated hand and a half cut and thrust broadsword, an Eighteenth Century German executioner's sword and French Sixteenth Century partisan from the guard of Henri III. The short, thick quillons and the deep trilobed pommel are fashioned of ivory, engraved with intertwined dragons and foliage directly under runic influence, strongly suggestive of the sword hilts of Northern Europe of very early date. A number of Viking Age 7 and later medieval 33 swords are included in this broad collection which also includes rapiers, small swords, and even a few polearms and firearms. This collection has largely been absorbed into the National Museum of Denmark.

It has been suggested that in this particular sword the animals upon the pommel represent the emblems of the four Evangelists Fig. But for support of the theory that the ring-byrnie was of simple interlinked chain-mail, with-out the addition of leather thongs or lining, we may turn to the Bayeux needlework and point to the dead Englishman, whose hauberk of mail is being dragged inside out over his head, as live Englishmen pull off their woolen sweaters. George rather than in the famous chamois-leather coloured coat and breeches in which ho made his last speech and in which also he went to the guillotine—pale, beautiful, and spotless in spite of his forty- eight hours' agony. Includes background information on the Ottoman "battle trophies" collection formerly housed in the Byzantine church of St. We may consider these spurs are those referred to by Mr. This interpretation is also favoured by John Waldmann.

This framework is now in the Public Museum, Sheffield Fig. Keasby Fig. On these bands are contemporary inscriptions recording the event. In the British Museum are a few decorated heads, but less rich in appearance, as they chiefly rely on con-centric rings of silver and copper around the haft socket for their adornment.


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This sword, however, may be considered of rather later date Fig. The majority of the swords discussed are post-medieval two handed swords of the Sixteenth Century.

If Italy was responsible for the mounting of this sword, either Venice or Monte Casino might have been its birthplace. The antiquary Sir Guy Francis Laking grew up under the shadow of royalty, with his father serving as physician to Queen Victoria and her two successors, and studied antiques and art from an early age.

His primary reason is the use of the term "giserne" and axe interchangeably for the same weapon in the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The wooden foundation was so made as to leave an aperture for the hand in the centre, and over this came the boss guarding the hand.

The convex surface turned towards the enemy, to turn the blow of a sword or the thrust of a spear. Further restorations and additions were added to the spear-head under the Emperor Charles IV The academic citations to back up the legitimacy of calling the basket-hilted broadsword a claymore.

Olivier de la Marchewriting in the 15th century, describes the guisarme as "hafted combination of a dagger and a battle axe" and describes the weapon being of "great antiquity". This is not the time record of European armour and arms through seven centuries book say the final word about a magnificent book.

The monochrome illustrations are also excellent, though one regrets that only the hilt and base of the blade are record of European armour and arms through seven centuries book for the longer weapons, and details of markings are frequently provided.

Norman, A. At some period in the reign of the Emperor Henry IV the spear-head was broken in the centre and mended with bands of silver.

The swords represented have hilts which are almost the counterpart of two swords in the British Museum, a sword in the Collection of Mr. We are aware that this particular type of head with the lateral lugs at the half socket is assigned to a period anterior to that with which we now deal, but as an XIth century evidence of their continued use we reproduce from the Harl.

BookSleuth Can't remember the title or the author of a book? A joint project between the National Museum of Denmark and the York Archaeological Trust, the laserdisc PAL on one side and NTSC on the other and CD-ROM available for PC or Apple contain over 3, color images of Viking artifacts and sites contributed by museums across the entirety of the Viking world, to include seldom seen material from the eastern most reaches, with brief accompanying information.

A guisarme sometimes gisarme, giserne or bisarme is a pole weapon used in Europe primarily between and This axe was the traditional weapon of the house-carles; those of Cnut's body-guard bore it.

One of the more famous spatharokandidatoi was Harald Hardrada. Chief amongst them are the two St. The name refers to the traditional wine glass being 'glaived', resulting in a shorter than normal glass.

This collection has largely been absorbed into the National Museum of Denmark.A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries, edited by Francis Henry Cripps-Day. Vol. II. London: G. Bell and Sons, pp. –56, fig. Hills, Alfred. "The Capell Helm and a Recently Discovered Sacring Bell.".

A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.

Vol. V. London: G. Bell and Sons, p. Daniel. "Hans Talhoffer’s Fight Book, a Sixteenth-Century Manuscript about the Art of Fighting. A record of European armour and arms through seven centuries Vol. 4 - G.

F. Laking A record of European armour and arms through seven centuries Vol. 5 - G. F. Laking A Short Account of Ancient Chivalry and Description of Amour - J. Cooper ()Seller Rating: % positive.Feb 21,  · A record of European armour and arms through seven centuries by Laking, Guy Francis, Sir, ; Cripps-Day, Francis HenryPages: A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries – Guy Francis Laking, This is a multi-volume work, the link is to a freely available electronic copy of Volume 1, but all of the volumes are available in the same location.A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries; Volume ebook Paperback – August 28, by Guy Francis Sir Laking (Creator), Francis Henry Cripps-Day (Creator) See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsFormat: Paperback.