Tudor England

Broadsword

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Sometimes referred to as a Basket-Hilt Sword, The Broadsword is a heavy bladed weapon often characterized by it's large and often enclosed hilt (designed to fully protect …

The ''Peter''

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Christened The ''Peter Pomergranate'', this was a medium sized Carrack Warship of The English Navy. Launched in 1510 AD (as a much smaller Vessel), The ''Peter'' was refi …

The ''Antelope''

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Another late Medieval English Warship – The ''Antelope'' was launched in 1546 as part of The English Navy and it's attempt to assert itself as a major Naval Power. …

Queen Elizabeth's ''Pocket Pistols''

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The "Pocket Pistol" were actually constructed before Queen Elizabeth I reign. Given as a gift to her (but presented to her father, King Henry VIII), in 1544, by The Count …

Rapier Sword

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Noted for it's long thin blade and extremely sharp point, The Rapier was seen in Modern Europe in the late 16th and 17th Centuries. Rapiers are also identified by their c …

Leather Cannon

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This 15th Century artillery piece was NOT as it's name implies (exactly). With the advent of more and more cannons on Medieval battlefields, many different type of experi …

Bilbo Sword

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A type of 16th Century "mini" sword combination of a Sword and Rapier. They were well tempered and flexible blade (a relatively new innovation). Popular with Medieval Nav …

Gorget

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The Gorget was a steel collar, worn separately or with protective head gear - designed to protect the neck and portion of the upper chest of it's wearer. They were a comp …

Burgonet Helmet

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Developed in the 16th Century, these were open faced protective head coverings. Made with an attached neck collar, they were characterized by the large metal peak - attac …

Lobster Pot Helmet

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Sometimes known as a "Horseman's Pot", this style of protective head gear was popular among cavalrymen in many European Countries. Seen in the mid-16th Century, it derive …