Historical Whatsits
purys:

Antonis Mor, Portrait of Willem I of Nassau, Prince of Orange and Stadhouder (1533-1584); 105 x 81,5 cm, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel;

purys:

Antonis Mor, Portrait of Willem I of Nassau, Prince of Orange and Stadhouder (1533-1584); 105 x 81,5 cm, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel;

artschoolglasses:

Some of the books that had belonged to Louis XVI in his library at Versailles.

artschoolglasses:

Some of the books that had belonged to Louis XVI in his library at Versailles.

tensetrips:

Franz Schmidt, or “Master Franz” was the most well-documented executioner of the German middle ages. His father Heinrich was a woodman from the town of Hof in Bavaria who was forced to hang three men under penalty of his own death from the margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. As a result of this action, Heinrich was condemned to become a hangman for life.  Under his father’s supervision, Franz became executioner in Bamberg at the age of 18 in the year 1573. He maintained a diary which chronicles the 361 executions and 345 other punishments he inflicted on criminals during his lifetime. This drawing in the margins of a court record is the only depiction of Franz which was rendered in his lifetime.

tensetrips:

Franz Schmidt, or “Master Franz” was the most well-documented executioner of the German middle ages. His father Heinrich was a woodman from the town of Hof in Bavaria who was forced to hang three men under penalty of his own death from the margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. As a result of this action, Heinrich was condemned to become a hangman for life.  Under his father’s supervision, Franz became executioner in Bamberg at the age of 18 in the year 1573. He maintained a diary which chronicles the 361 executions and 345 other punishments he inflicted on criminals during his lifetime. This drawing in the margins of a court record is the only depiction of Franz which was rendered in his lifetime.

lama-armonica:

Bartolomeo Bon (surname also spelled as Bona and he was also known asGiovanni Bona and Bartlmä Bon) was the tallest Italian from the 16th century, who served the archduke of Tirol Ferdinand II., who served Rudolf at Ambras Castle near Innsbruck. 

houghtonlib:

Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. The faerie queene : disposed into twelve books, fashioning XII. morall vertues, 1590.
HEW 6.9.32
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. The faerie queene : disposed into twelve books, fashioning XII. morall vertues, 1590.

HEW 6.9.32

Houghton Library, Harvard University

ev4de:

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I presented Henry VIII with the armour that included this extraordinary ‘Horned helmet’ in 1514.

ev4de:

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I presented Henry VIII with the armour that included this extraordinary ‘Horned helmet’ in 1514.

ninjalinslondon:

ロンドン塔 ー ホワイト・タワーでロイヤル武器庫。チャールズ1世とチャールズ2世子供として、彼のプレート・アーマーでした。
Tower of London - The Royal Armouries of White Tower. Child armour for Charles I and Charles II when they were children.

ninjalinslondon:

ロンドン塔 ー ホワイト・タワーでロイヤル武器庫。チャールズ1世とチャールズ2世子供として、彼のプレート・アーマーでした。

Tower of London - The Royal Armouries of White Tower. Child armour for Charles I and Charles II when they were children.

ninjalinslondon:

ロンドン塔 ー ホワイト・タワーでロイヤル武器庫。革アーマー。
Tower of London - The Royal Armouries of White Tower. Leather armour.

ninjalinslondon:

ロンドン塔 ー ホワイト・タワーでロイヤル武器庫。革アーマー。

Tower of London - The Royal Armouries of White Tower. Leather armour.

yeaverily:

Royal finger rings from anglo-saxon England belonging to King Ethelwulf and his daughter Queen Ethelswith 828-858 A.D.

yeaverily:

Royal finger rings from anglo-saxon England belonging to King Ethelwulf and his daughter Queen Ethelswith 828-858 A.D.