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English Civil War Cavalry Helmet

English Civil War Cavalry Helmet

War and English Civil War and was commonly known as a 'Zischagge' in Germany and a 'horseman's pot' or 'three-barred pot' in Britain. The term 'lobster-tailed pot' is widely used in modern scholarship. It was used by cavalry on both sides of the English Civil War

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Peace and War: Britain in 1914

Peace and War: Britain in 1914

1914 dawned with Britain at peace albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia expressed in a rash of 'invasion…

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Morion Helmet

Morion Helmet

…in Spain and would certainly have been worn by soldiers of the Spanish Armada. This style of helmet is associated with soldiers of the English Civil War where it was commonly known as a "Pikeman's Pot". They were predominantly worn by the soldiers of Cromwell's New Model Army along…

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Guidebook: Yarmouth Castle

Guidebook: Yarmouth Castle

…in 1547 it embodied the latest fashion in military engineering. It is square in plan and is washed on two sides by the sea. During the Civil War the Isle of Wight was strongly royalist and throughout the Commonwealth period Cromwell kept a large garrison here.Key Features:20 pagesPaperbackPublished…

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The Poppy

The Poppy

…of the land of the ravages of war and of the desire to escape the earthly realm through opium dreams or morphine drips. From the ancient Egyptian fights over prized potions to the addicts of the American Civil War to the British entanglements in the Opium Wars with China and the struggle to…

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Mini Close Helm

Mini Close Helm

The Close Helm first appeared in the 16th century and was still in use during the English Civil War. It was popular both on the field of battle and in jousting tournaments. Some of the finest Close Helms to be crafted in England were made at King Henry VIII's Royal Almain Armoury in Greenwich.…

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Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

…England in the 16th century. For more than 400 years Pendennis Castle played a vital role in the defence of Cornwall seeing action during the Civil War in the 17th century and then again in the Second World War.On the other side of the Fal estuary elegant St Mawes Castle is the most perfect and…

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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops Palace

Guidebook: Medieval Bishops Palace

…the mid-16th century the palace was neglected as religious change swept through the Church in England and extensive damage was caused during the Civil War after which the site fell into decay until the bishops returned to the site in the 19th century.This guidebook provides visitors with a tour of…

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Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

…in use as a family seat and the remains of its magnificent great tower still stand to a height of 24m. Ashby was a royalist stronghold in the Civil War but after a long siege it fell to parliamentarians and was partially demolished. The castle started to attract visitors in the 19th century after…

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Guidebook: Deal Castle

Guidebook: Deal Castle

…an active role in history. Anne of Cleves visited Deal on her way to marry Henry VIII the castle was besieged during the Civil War and it played a part in the Napoleonic Wars at the end of the 18th century.This guidebook provides a tour and history of the castle from Tudor times to the…

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Tudor Rose Hanging Decoration

Tudor Rose Hanging Decoration

…This iconic Tudor emblem combines the white rose of York with the red rose of Lancaster. It symbolises the end of the devastating English civil war the War of the Roses brought about when Henry VII of Lancaster married Elizabeth of York in 1486.  Complete with golden thread for hanging the…

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Guidebook: Beeston Castle

Guidebook: Beeston Castle

…East. The castle was seized by King Henry III in 1237 and it remained in royal ownership until the 16th century. It was refortified during the Civil War when the Royalist garrison was besieged by Parliamentary forces and finally surrendered in 1646.Key Features:36 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2013

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Helmsley Castle Stamp Collection

Helmsley Castle Stamp Collection

…collectopm shows Helmsley Castle a castle which evolved over the centuries from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK…

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The English Castle: 1066-1650

The English Castle: 1066-1650

…architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s.In this magnificent compellingly written volume which includes over 350 illustrations John Goodall brings to life the history of…

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Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle

Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle

…Channel.Dartmouth Castle saw fighting during the Civil War when it fell to the king and then to Parliament. Thereafter it continued to safeguard the harbour its ships shipyards and quays which formed the town's life blood and was used during the frequent wars between the European powers until…

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The Time Team Guide To The History Of Britain

The Time Team Guide To The History Of Britain

…Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939 but many of us remember the most important moments in our history by the folk stories which are attached to them. So we remember Henry VIII for his wives rather than the Reformation and Charles I for climbing a tree rather than the Civil War. But if we…

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Horrible Histories England

Horrible Histories England

…- why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? - which English king was accused of being a werewolf? Whether it's plague fire and civil war or roast beef fish and chips and a cup of tea if it's got anything to do with the English it's in this book. Mull over the miseries of…

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Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

…centuries under the threat of Spanish invasion in Elizabeth I's reign it was transformed into a state-of-the-art artillery fortress. During the Civil War it was used as a prison most famously housing Charles I who twice attempted and failed to escape while he was held here in 1647-8. The castle…

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Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

…and Tudor period and was besieged on several occasions. The castle was briefly abandoned in the early 17th century but was reoccupied during the Civil War and twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. Subsequently the castle was garrisoned and it remained occupied by the army until the late 19th…

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Guidebook: Helmsley Castle

Guidebook: Helmsley Castle

…16th century and interior fittings from this time including a carved fireplace still survive.The castle was besieged by Parliament during the Civil War with the buildings and defences partially demolished following its surrender. Many of the castle’s buildings still survive however including…

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Guidebook: Hurst Castle

Guidebook: Hurst Castle

…powerful fortress. On occasion it was also used as a prison most famously when Charles I was briefly held captive here during the Civil War. During the Napoleonic Wars at the start of the 19th century Hurst's keep was strengthened. It was altered again most conspicuously in the 1860s when the…

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Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens

Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens

…The invasion never came but Walmer remained garrisoned until into the 19th century. The only military action it saw however was in 1648 during the Civil War when for three weeks Royalists held the castles of the Downs.Walmer was the responsibility of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports a post dating…

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Guidebook: Eltham Palace

Guidebook: Eltham Palace

…residences in the country. By the 16th century however it had been eclipsed by Greenwich and Hampton Court palaces and for 200 years after the Civil Wars it was used as a farm.In the 1930s Stephen and Virginia Courtauld took a 99-year lease on Eltham from the Crown. They commissioned the architects…

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Renaissance Rapier

Renaissance Rapier

…weapon more robust versions such as the Pappenheimer Rapier were developed for battlefield use and saw service in conflicts such as the English Civil War. Many rapier treatises still survive including "The Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence" written in England in 1617 by…

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