Tudor England

''Alehouse'' Dagger

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Seen in England from the 16th to 18th Centuries, The so-called “Alehouse” Dagger was a broad bladed, double-edged fighting fight. Having a “Sword Hilt&r …

Coalhouse Fort

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Located at East Tilbury, Essex, England – Coalhouse Fort was originally part of The Thames Defensive Line of Fortifications. These facilities go back to the “ …

''Peascod Belly''

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A highly popular Men’s fashion style in the 16th Century, it’s name is often linked to “Peacock” and also that of The “Goose”. By way …

Battery Tower

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Seen in use around the 16th Century, Battery Towers were fortified Round Towers especially designed to accommodate the relatively “new” Military technology of …

Casemate

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Developed for artillery emplacements and as components for Device Forts, Casemate's were enclosed protective structures (made of stone and later steel). They are sometime …

Company of Masters

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The Company of Masters was the predominate School of Swordsmanship and Combat Arms training in 16th Century England. It was established by King Henry VIII to teach standa …

''Rough Wooing''

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The term ''Rough Wooing'' (from The Scottish), is identified by Historians as part of The Anglo-Scottish Wars. While the series of armed engagements ranged from the 14th …

Guild of Sword Masters

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The Guild of Sword Masters known as The Masters of Defense, were formed in England around 1311 AD. They were specialists with not only Swordsmanship, but Close Quarters c …

Lords of The Congregation

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Formed in 1557 AD, The ''Lords of The Congregation'' were a collective of Scottish Lords (Noblemen), who advocated a change in Scotland's established Religion – Cat …

Tudor Bonnet

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Iconic in appearance, The ‘’Tudor Bonnet’’ was a common Upper Class headpiece worn by Men around the late 15th Century. Although it would fall fro …