James Parkinson

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David Bowie Gig Poster Venue The Point Location Dublin Ireland Artist Darren Grealish

Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England

Back in the Ottoman Empire. Soliders would wear armor plated with gold and silver. While they would ride trained horses who listened to their rider only

Heavy cavalry officer's dress sword with mameluke hilt, for the 5th Dragoon Guards. British, about 1825. Royal Armories at Leeds.

Heavy cavalry officer's dress sword with Mameluke style hilt, for the Dragoon Guards. British, about Royal Armories at Leeds.

Early Ottoman Blade with Karabela hilt forged by Osman Başkurt

Early Ottoman Blade with Karabela hilt forged by Osman Başkurt

Piyale Pasha (c. 1515-1578) was an Ottoman admiral. In 1554 he captured the islands of Elba and Corsica. He is most famous for defeating the Holy League at the Battle of Djerba on 11 May 1560. In 1568 he was promoted to Vizier, becoming the first admiral in Ottoman history to reach this rank. He failed to capture Malta due to the resistance of the Knights of St. John. He did however capture the Venetian stronghold of Cyprus.

Pasha Pa'Naan, local noble of Tashkini and ruler of the Golden City

Turko style armor that I would love to have in the SCA

Turko style armor that I would love to have in the SCA

Side view of Polish Hussar armour showing wing detail. The Polish Winged Hussars were the elite of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cavalry.

Polish Winged Hussar Armor - Side view of Polish Hussar armour showing wing detail. The Polish Winged Hussars were the elite of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cavalry.