The Tower: Its History, Armories, and Antiquities : the Descriptions Accompanied with an Essay on English Armour from the Time of the Conqueror Till Its Final Disuse ... Now First Compiled from Official Documents in the Tower ...

W. Spiers, 1845 - 133 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 9 - Sachentege was made thus : it was fastened to a beam, having a sharp iron to go round a man's throat and neck, so that he might no ways sit, nor lie, nor sleep, but that he must bear all the iron.
Σελίδα 15 - We were next led to the Armoury, in which are these particularities : — spears out of which you may shoot ; shields that will give fire four times ; a great many rich halberds, commonly called partisans, with which the guard defend the royal person in battle; some lances covered with red and green velvet, and the suit of armour of King Henry VIII.
Σελίδα 44 - ... necks, and so they came riding through the streets of London to Smithfield, with a great number of trumpets and other instruments of music before them. The king and queen, who were lodged in the bishop's palace of London, were come from thence, with many great estates, and placed in chambers to see the jousts.
Σελίδα 9 - Some they put into a crucet-house, that is, into a chest that was short and narrow, and not deep, and they put sharp stones in it, and crushed the man therein so that they broke all his limbs.
Σελίδα 15 - Horses in horse-fights; the Lance of CHARLES BRANDON, Duke of SUFFOLK, three spans thick; two pieces of Cannon, the one fires three, the other seven Balls at a time; two others, made of Wood, which the English had at the siege of Boulogne, in France, and by this stratagem, without which they could not have succeeded, they struck a terror into the inhabitants, as at the appearance of Artillery, and the Town was surrendered upon Articles...
Σελίδα 9 - ... as these were. They hung some up by their feet and smoked them with foul smoke ; some by their thumbs or by the head, and they hung burning things on their feet. They put a knotted string about their heads, and twisted it till it went into the brain.
Σελίδα 116 - ... man or woman lying in their bed within their window, which was towards the street, open so low that every man might see them, a clean linen cloth lying in their window, and a pair of beads, to show that there lay a bed-rid body, unable but to pray only. This street was first paved in the year 1503.
Σελίδα 116 - ... certain hollow shot of cast iron, to be stuffed with fire- work or wildfire; whereof the bigger sort for the same had screws of iron to receive a match to carry fire kindled, that the firework might be set on fire for to break in pieces the same hollow shot, whereof the smallest piece hitting any man would kill or spoil him.
Σελίδα 15 - ... for chain-shot ; and balls proper to bring down masts of ships. Cross-bows, bows and arrows, of which to this day the English make great use in their exercises; but who can relate all that is to be seen here? Eight or nine men, employed by the year, are scarce sufficient to keep all the arms bright.
Σελίδα 128 - Queen's sceptre, with the cross, is of gold, and of rich workmanship, highly ornamented with precious stones. The other, an ancient Sceptre or Rod of Equity, beautifully wrought and adorned with precious stones, supposed to have been made for Queen Mary...

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