• lesfressange89:

                                            Bacchanalian Feast

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  • british-history:

    Burgoyne Surrenders at Saratoga (1777) / Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown (1781)

    17 October 1777 / 1781

    Today marks the dual anniversaries of two major British surrenders during the American War for Independence.

    On 17 October 1777 General John Burgoyne’s surrender ended the Saratoga Campaign. His surrender provided a much needed morale boost to the American troops and was a factor in the French decision to enter the war on America’s side.

    On 17 October 1781 Lord Charles Cornwallis waved the white flag, bringing a close to the Siege of Yorktown. Formal terms of surrender were then negotiated and the articles of capitulation were signed on 19 October. The British defeat at Yorktown brought an effective end to the war, leading the two sides to enter negotiations which eventually resulted in the Treaty of Paris.

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  • pinturasdeguerra:

    Infantería Austria - Karl Kopinski - Perry Miniatures               

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  • enchantedsleeper:

    An Elegant Lady Dressed as a Cossack and Holding a Hunting Falcon, Sorine Savely

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  • amightydirge:


    The Stechhelm formed part of a highly specialized tournament armor worn solely for the Gestech, or German joust, fought with blunted lances. The object was to break lances or to unhorse the opponent. This helmet was probably part of a series kept in the Nuremberg arsenal for civic tournaments.
    Date: ca. 1500
    Medium: Steel, copper alloy
    Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm); Wt. 17 lb. 14 oz. (8097 g)

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (Source: metmuseum.org, via humanoidhistory)

  • sommartidsvarmod:

    Portrait of Queen Alexandra (when Princess of Wales), William Corden the Younger (1864)

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  • poboh:

    Moonlight on the Norwegian coast, 1876, Knud Baade. Norwegian (1808 - 1879)

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  • deathandmysticism:

    Temple of Al Khazneh at Petra, Jordan, ca. 1900

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