Aztecs With Macuahuitl

October 25, 2018

Drawings from the 16th-century Florentine Codex depicting Aztec warriors. The weapons they are brandishing are macuahuitls, wooden swords that were embedded with obsidian glass that was often as sharp as a modern-day, high-quality steel razor blade.


Recruiting Sergeants at Westminster

September 11, 2018

This picture, entitled "Recruiting Sergeants at Westminster", was taken by John Thomson and published in an 1877 book called 'Street Life in London'. 

Source: Museum of London

Bronze Age Swords from Scotland

September 11, 2018

Bronze Age swords found in Scotland and housed in the Museum of Scotland.


Evolution of Roman Armour

September 5, 2018

An illustration of the evolution of roman armour, from the third century BCE to the fifth century CE.

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The Battle of Grunwald

September 3, 2018

The Battle of Grunwald, fought between Poland-Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights in 1410.


The Battle of Arsuf.

September 3, 2018

Richard the Lionheart at the Battle of Arsuf (1191) during the Third Crusade where he defeated Saladin. Painting by Gustave Doré (19th century).

Scalped Hunter

July 28, 2018

The scalped corpse of a buffalo hunter found after an encounter with warriors of the Cheyennes Tribe near Fort Dodge, Kansas - 1868.


Gustav and Frantisek Fristensky

July 27, 2018

Gustav Fristensky, one of the best wrestlers of all time, practising with his brother Frantisek in 1913.

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Keinosuke Enoeda - Unsu

July 27, 2018

Keinosuke Enoeda, former Chief Instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain, performing the kata unsu. 

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Plate Armour of a Roman Soldier

July 22, 2018

Recreation of the plate armour (lorica segmentata) as worn by a soldier from the Roman Empire. On display at the National Military Museum, Romania. 



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