A sketch of a chastity belt in a 15th century manuscript of “Bellifortis”. It was a book on military technology by court engineer Conrad Kyeser von Eichstadt.

A sketch of a chastity belt in a 15th century manuscript of “Bellifortis”. It was a book on military technology by court engineer Conrad Kyeser von Eichstadt.

Brian Boru, King of Ireland. Illustrated History of the World, By John D. Quackenbos, A.M., M.D. ,; Copyright 1886 Dampleton and Company, New York, Pg 183.

Brian Boru, King of Ireland. Illustrated History of the World, By John D. Quackenbos, A.M., M.D. ,; Copyright 1886 Dampleton and Company, New York, Pg 183.

a fragile badge with a medieval scene with knights attacking a priest stamped out of it

a fragile badge with a medieval scene with knights attacking a priest stamped out of it

(1170) The Norman Invasion V. The arrival of Strongbow and the Siege of Waterford

(1170) The Norman Invasion V. The arrival of Strongbow and the Siege of Waterford

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Given my fascination with the Tudors that's where I need to be!

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Given my fascination with the Tudors that's where I need to be!

Steel, embossed, with traces of gilding French end of 16th century The decoration, originally gilt overall, consists of battle scenes of soldiers wearing classical armor. Now incomplete, the armor once possessed a get (collar) and arm defenses.

Steel, embossed, with traces of gilding French end of 16th century The decoration, originally gilt overall, consists of battle scenes of soldiers wearing classical armor. Now incomplete, the armor once possessed a get (collar) and arm defenses.

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