A sword-damaged Austrian dragoon/cuirassier’s helmet worn by James Ritter von Baertling, an Irish-born colonel of the Karl Prinz von Preussen Kuirassierregiment. James’ helmet here was sabered during a cavalry melee in the Battle of Konigratz, 3 July, 1866. He died in 1895. [2160×3840]

A sword-damaged Austrian dragoon/cuirassier’s helmet worn by James Ritter von Baertling, an Irish-born colonel of the Karl Prinz von Preussen Kuirassierregiment. James’ helmet here was sabered during a cavalry melee in the Battle of Konigratz, 3 July, 1866. He died… Continue Reading

Model of the Great Michael, a carrack or great ship commissioned by King James IV of Scotland and completed in 1512. It was for a time the largest ship ever built. [1920 x 2560]

Model of the Great Michael, a carrack or great ship commissioned by King James IV of Scotland and completed in 1512. It was for a time the largest ship ever built. [1920 x 2560]