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The image of chivalry: the Black Prince's effigy reveals the medieval military ideal

The Black Prince, Canterbury cathedral, 14th Century sculpture

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The Reconstructed head of a 5,500 year old man found a mile from Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK. It is the most advanced reconstruction of a Neolithic man's face to date. 20-40 years of age, slender build, born about 5,500 years ago about 500 years before the circular ditch and banks at Stonehenge were built

Slap-soled shoes belonging to FRANCES WALSINGHAM, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Though the shoes belong to a Canadian collector, they are considered so important to British history that they have to be returned to England

1576: King Henry of Navarre, leader of the French protestant Huguenots, who would become King of France in 1589. In 1572 he was forced to marry Marguerite of Valois by her mother Catherine de Medici.

Ruff collars from 1560 to 1600. More interesting imagery and comparisons between styles in different European countries via this pin.

The Galgano Sword in the Stone inside the Montesiepi Chapel by Adrian Michael. This is the actual sword in stone, now kept under glass and lock and key. The sword has been verified as an authentic 12th century sword. Galgano was beatified four years after his death.

Margaret Holland LG (1385 – 31 Dec 1439) wife of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, grandson of Edward III, King of England. Buried in St Michael's Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent in an unusual triple tomb with her 1st and 2nd husband, Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV, King of England.