'The Field of the Cloth of Gold', 1520, (1890). Creator: Unknown
'The Field of the Cloth of Gold', 1520, (1890). Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem was a tournament held in June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France. From "Cassell's Illustrated Universal History, Vol. IV - Modern History", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890]
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'The Order of the Guelphs', c19th century. Artist: Unknown
The Order of the Guelphs'. The Royal Guelphic Order, also known as the Hanoverian Guelphic Order, was established in 1815 by the Prince Regent and future King George IV (1762-1830). The badge of the order is a gold Maltese cross with above a royal crown. The medallion in the centre features a monogram framed in a golden edge with inscription of the year the order was founded. On the reverse the effigy of a white horse boarded by the motto of the order 'NEC ASPERA TERRENT' (NOT AFRAID OF THE DIFFICULTIES).
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Thirty French knights battle the English, Brittany, France, 1351 (1882-1884). Artist: Deghouy
Thirty French knights battle the English, Brittany, France, 1351 (1882-1884). The Combat of the Thirty (26 March 1351) was an episode in the struggle for the succession to the Duchy of Brittany. It was fought between two groups of thirty knights, squires and men-at-arms and was regarded at the time as epitomising the finest principles of chivalry. The Franco-Breton party led by Sir Jean de Beaumanoir won, with Sir Robert Bramborough, leader of the Anglo-Breton group, killed in the fighting. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume I, F Roy editor, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884.
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