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18th Century Bronze French Upper Deck Muzzle Loading One Pound Cannon " Inscribed ‘Taken By Earl Howe 1 June 1794’ and being mounted on a later 19th Century iron carriage.

Diary of 18th century sailor provides fascinating insight into life below decks in Nelson's navy

1630 French Parade helmet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "A reflection of the classical tradition in early Baroque France, this parade helmet was designed in imitation of ancient Roman examples. The tall arched comb was originally fitted with an elaborate feathered plume, and the colorful effect was heightened by the use of gold paint and gilt rivet heads...this wonderfully preserved helmet was probably intended for use in a mock joust or…