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Wallace Collection Armoury

Wallace Collection Armour Armoured Man on Horseback

14 pics.  Part of the Wallace Collection which also contains many notable works of art.

The armoury is on the ground floor.  I suppose, for the gentry, such items were as much a statement of status as utilitarian. There purpose may not be so admirable to a more enlightened world but the workmanship, its alternate uses and the attendant history are best not forgotten. 

There is more of this past and extraordinary workmanhip at the Tower of London/White Tower.

Henry IV's Parrying Dagger st the Wallace Collection

Henry IV’s Parrying Dagger

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Wallace Collection Armour

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Wallace Collection Armour Shield

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Wallace Collection Armoury Axes

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Wallace Collection Armoury Swords 2

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Wallace Collection Armoury Swords

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Wallace Collection Armoury Daggers 1

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Wallace Collection Armoury Daggers 2

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Wallace Collection Oriental Armour

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Wallace Collection Armoury Ornate Daggers

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Wallace Collection Armoury Gun

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Wallace Collection Armour Helmet

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Wallace Collection Armour Helmets

5 responses

  1. I love the ornamentation on these objects! Completely unnecessary in a functional sense, but so gorgeous…

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    March 30, 2016 at 22:13

    • Not much changed really. We still have such things as pearl handled revolvers. 🙂 Hey Ho

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      March 31, 2016 at 04:23

  2. Reblogged this on notewords and commented:
    Amazing armour and weapons.

    Liked by 1 person

    March 30, 2016 at 22:44

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