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English judicial duel fight with rectangular centre-held shields and double side picks.

Trial was by ordeal until male serfs underwent trial by water; freemen and all women, trial by hot iron. There was also trial by combat - "wager of battle." Ordeals were supposedly a way to allow God to reveal his judgment.

Romance of Alexander Fol 091r, 1338-44, Jehan de Grise and his workshop

Romance of Alexander Fol Jehan de Grise and his workshop

Bib. Mazarine MS.348 Breviary 1275-1299

Bib. Mazarine MS.348 Breviary 1275-1299

franco prussian war 1870 71 | Franco-Prussian

The Franco-Prussian war and Austro-Prussian war shown in military art prints by military artists Carl Rochling, Alphonse De Neuville and Richard Knotel. Prints of the Franco-Prussian war published by Cranston Fine Arts.

The Website of King Henry VIII - Ask Henry. Questions 200 - 399

All the Kings and Queens of England. I always need one of these! Though I do know all my English kings now because of Horrible Histories ;

Armadura de parada de "ánimas", de Desiderius Helmschmid y Jörg Sigman, que fue de Felipe II - Augsburgo - 1549-1552 - Real Armería, Madrid.

The Art of Power -Desiderius Helmschmid, German, documented Jörg…

Indian (Rajput) chilta hazar masha (coat of a thousand nails),  Armored clothing made from layers of fabric faced with red velvet and studded with numerous small brass nails, which were often gilded. The padded coat, minus its nails, is known for short as a chilta and was worn over armor or on its own. Fabric armor was very popular in India because metal became very hot under the Indian sun. This example has additional armor (floral plates) plates in the chest area.

Indian (Rajput) chilta hazar masha (coat of a thousand nails), Armored clothing made from layers of fabric faced with red velvet and studded with numerous small brass nails, which were often gilded. The padded coat, minus its nails, is known for short as a chilta and was worn over armor or on its own. Fabric armor was very popular in India because metal became very hot under the Indian sun. This example has additional armor (floral plates) plates in the chest area.

Extremely heavy lamellar armor of a Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) "Iron Pagoda horseman" Some historians have referred to these heavy cavalry as cataphracts or clibanarii, in reference to their near identical appearance to heavy Persian cavalry from the 4-7th centuries.  http://dragonsarmory.blogspot.com/2017/02/medieval-chinese-cataphracts-1-iron.html

Extremely heavy lamellar armor of a Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) "Iron Pagoda horseman" Some historians have referred to these heavy cavalry as cataphracts or clibanarii, in reference to their near identical appearance to heavy Persian cavalry from the 4-7th centuries. http://dragonsarmory.blogspot.com/2017/02/medieval-chinese-cataphracts-1-iron.html

The cathedral in the Spanish city of Salamanca was constructed in 1102, and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit, complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there, or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th c…

Cathedral of Salamanca constructed in 1102 features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit. What a century astronaut is doing on the walls of a c.