tudorhistory

the-wicked-knight:

1)Field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated 1540. Possible intended for wear at the tournament held during 15 May 1540 to celebrate May Day. Made by Erasmus Kyrkenar and decorated by Giovanni di Maiano or Francis Quelblaunce based on designs by Hans Holbein the Younger.

2)Horse armour of King Henry VIII (known as the Burgundian Bard). Flemish, about 1511-15. Part of an armour presented by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, to Henry VIII to mark his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. Made by Guille Margot and decorated by Paul van Vrelant.

3)Combat armor for Henry VIII(when he was in his early twenties), which was meant to be used at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520. It is the only surviving example of an all-enclosing armor; the entire body is covered.

4)Henry VIII’s armor from about 1540.

5)a young Henry VIII’s jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks,dated 1515, now in the Tower of London.

6)Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England Steel, blackened, etched, and gilt; textile and leather Italian (Milan or Brescia), about 1544.

7)The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”

notjustanarmor

the-wicked-knight:

1)”Waistcoat” Cuirass (Combined Breast- Backplates), c.1580 N. Italy, 16th Cen. English Gentleman used this type of armour aboard ship to brigandine.

2)Brigandine in the Musée d’Artillerie, Paris.

3)Armor Italian about 1400 CE featuring an early form of brigandine - a torso defense constructed of numerous overlapping plates riveted inside a doublet Steel brass and textile, by mharrsch, via Flickr.

4)Leather Armor, Brigandine, Jack of Plate, English, c1590.

castlefanaticus

the-wicked-knight:

1)Egeskov Castle (Danish: Egeskov Slot) is located in the south of the island of Funen, Denmark.

2)Kronborg Slot (Denmark), fabulous 16th-century castle in Helsingør, made famous as the Elsinore Castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s the venue for summer performances of Shakespeare’s play during the Hamlet festival.’ www.lonelyplanet….

3)Castle Klink, Denmark.

4)Rosenborg Castle Copenhagen, Denmark.

5)Frederiksborg Castle Gardens, Denmark.

6)Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

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the-wicked-knight:


Portions of a Ceremonial Armor ca. 1575–80 French

This armor was severely damaged by fire in the 1870s, destroying its gorget (collar) and arm defenses and melting off the gilding that originally covered all its exterior surfaces. Despite this damage, the remaining parts are important as examples of French ceremonial armor from the period of Henri III (reigned 1574–89). The embossed decoration consists of battle scenes of soldiers wearing Classical armor.

the-wicked-knight:

Portions of a Ceremonial Armor ca. 1575–80 French

This armor was severely damaged by fire in the 1870s, destroying its gorget (collar) and arm defenses and melting off the gilding that originally covered all its exterior surfaces. Despite this damage, the remaining parts are important as examples of French ceremonial armor from the period of Henri III (reigned 1574–89). The embossed decoration consists of battle scenes of soldiers wearing Classical armor.

lamus-dworski

lamus-dworski:

Tomasz Dolabella - Tommaso Dolabella (1570-1650) was a Baroque painter from Venice, who settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the royal court of the king Zygmunt III Waza. Active in the city of Kraków, where his huge canvas paintings were displayed in multiple Gothic churches, but only a few of them have survived: in the Dominican and Corpus Christi churches. He was later supported by Zygmunt’s son, Władysław IV Waza and opened a workshop for artists in Warsaw.

Above:

  1. "The Shuysky Czars before King Sigismund III in 1611", 1640s [x]
  2. Polish Procession: fragment of “Battle of Lepanto”, after 1632 [x]
  3. Portrait of Stanisław Leszczyński, before 1634 [x]
  4. "A Horseman in Polish National Costume", 1620s [x]