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A elegant display of arrayed weaponry from medieval polearms and 2-handed swords through to 19th century percussion muskets and carbines. There are rapiers, basket-hilt broadswords, bayonets, halberds and a crossbow arranged around a 17th century (En...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2005

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s. A loyalist armed with a flintlock musket of the time.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A British Grenadier's Cap dated 1786
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

HMS Victory, laid down on 23rd July 1759, is the oldest Commissioned warship in the world and remains the flagship of the 2nd Sea Lord although it no longer floats. It began service with the Royal Navy in 1765 and was the flagship of many famous Admi...
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A close-up of one of the Victory's 68-pounder carronade guns (reproduction) mounted on the forecastle. The shot garland with 2 68 pound round shot can be seen to the right.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A view of the middle gundeck of the Victory, showing the cramped conditions in which the crew would have had to fight the huge 24-pounder cannon currently run out.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

Victory's port side showing the broadside, and the steep curves of her tumblehome.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A good view of her stern gallery, showing the beautifully ornate woodwork with which she was decorated, but also giving some idea of her size
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

Detail of the Victory's prow showing the crest figurehead.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A section of the Quarterdeck showing, in the foreground (and in the detail picture), a brass plaque marking the point where admiral Nelson fell during the Battle of Trafalgar to musket fire from the Redoutable. He died later, on the orlop deck with t...
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A pair of light dragoon flintlock pistols dated around 1790.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A Jacket and tri-corn cap including wig from the 1740's. Also shown on the right is a grenadier's headdress from the 1760's.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.