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Lance Collection

"Lance: A Symbol of Power, Valor, and Heroism Throughout History" From the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest to Rembrandt's masterpiece "A Man in Armour

Background imageLance Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageLance Collection: Odin on his throne

Odin on his throne
Odin, supreme god in Norse mythology. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: A Man in Armour, 1655. Oil on canvas. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669 ) Dutch painter

A Man in Armour, 1655. Oil on canvas. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669 ) Dutch painter and etcher. Helmet Cuirass Lance Shield Cloak Red Profile

Background imageLance Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageLance Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background imageLance Collection: Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415

Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415
English army on the morning of battle at Agincourt, Hundred Years War, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Viking raid under Olaf I

Viking raid under Olaf I
Viking raid along the English Channel led by Olaf Tryggvason, 900s AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Charge of Light Brigade

Charge of Light Brigade
The charge of the Light Brigade Cardigan in action

Background imageLance Collection: Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza

Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza
A scene from Cervantes novel Don Quixote -- the hero of the title rides with his companion Sancho Panza along a mountain pass

Background imageLance Collection: St. George patron saint of England

St. George patron saint of England
Our Ancient Word of Courage, Fair St. George - The Patron Saint of England. Pictured here by Georges Scott (1873-1943) expertly slaying the dragon, despite looking quite like a girl. Date: 1928

Background imageLance Collection: Knights of medieval Germany

Knights of medieval Germany
German knights in armor from 1300, 1315, and 1360. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageLance Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageLance Collection: The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello

The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello
The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). The Battle of San Romano was fought between the armies of Siena and Florence

Background imageLance Collection: Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period

Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period
For England and Freedom! Join the Territorial Army. Recruitment poster Number 8. Chromolithograph after Lance Cattermole, published by His Majestys Stationery Office, 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageLance Collection: Pallas Athena or, Armoured Figure, 1664-65 (oil on canvas)

Pallas Athena or, Armoured Figure, 1664-65 (oil on canvas)
XIR178915 Pallas Athena or, Armoured Figure, 1664-65 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, (1606-69) (attr. to); 118x81.1 cm; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Dutch

Background imageLance Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageLance Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Illustration of two knights competing in a medieval jousting tournament

Illustration of two knights competing in a medieval jousting tournament

Background imageLance Collection: Portrait of Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) (engraving) (b / w photo)

Portrait of Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) (engraving) (b / w photo)
XJF140200 Portrait of Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) (engraving) (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageLance Collection: Cover of Standard of Empire

Cover of Standard of Empire
Jingoistic cover of the " Standard of Empire" Annual for 1912 - 1913 showing Britannia in a chariot drawn by the British lion

Background imageLance Collection: Saint George. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece

Saint George. Byzantine icon. XIV century. Greece
BYZANTINE ART. GREECE. Icon with Saint George made by the workshop of Constantinople. Dated at XIV century. Byzantine Museum. Athens

Background imageLance Collection: Jousting knights

Jousting knights
Knights competing in a tournament, Middle Ages. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter

Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter
Pawnee Indian and his horse attacked by grizzly bears, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Encounter between Robert Bruce (1274-1329) and Sir Henry de Bohun (1276-1322

Encounter between Robert Bruce (1274-1329) and Sir Henry de Bohun (1276-1322
IL243506 Encounter between Robert Bruce (1274-1329) and Sir Henry de Bohun (1276-1322) illustration from British Battles on Land and Sea edited by Sir Evelyn Wood (1838-1919)

Background imageLance Collection: On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson

On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson
Cartoon showing an optimistic chap arriving at a greyhound racing stadium, hopeful about winning some money and then leaving looking crestfallen. Obviously, it wasn t his lucky night

Background imageLance Collection: Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order

Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order (wearing cuirass). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageLance Collection: Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs

Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs
Lance-Naik (Lance Corporal) of the Ludhiana Sikhs. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageLance Collection: Scene from Song of Roland

Scene from Song of Roland
Roland blowing his warhorn in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalle, 789 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas)

A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas)
GLS2946 A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 137.5x104.5 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Background imageLance Collection: The Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513 (etching)

The Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513 (etching)
BEN208710 The Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513 (etching) by DAOErer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 19x24.5 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: The Christian knight)

Background imageLance Collection: Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous

Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous
Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Found in the collection of the Library of the Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg

Background imageLance Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageLance Collection: NATI2A-00113

NATI2A-00113
Wampanoag warrior in full costume, Massachusetts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Saluki - Ch. Sarona Gemil

Saluki - Ch. Sarona Gemil - daughter of Kelb. Date: 1935

Background imageLance Collection: Ch Gulshere - Saluki

Ch Gulshere - Saluki
Ch. Sarona Gulshere - a Saluki owned by British Brigadier General F. F. Lance 1934

Background imageLance Collection: Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD

Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD
Rollo the Ranger attacking Paris from Viking ships on the River Seine, 885 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Man dressed in traditional Celt or Finnish attire

Man dressed in traditional Celt or Finnish attire
Turanian of Finland in traditional clothing, similar to that worn by the ancient Celts. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Medieval battle scene

Medieval battle scene
Jonathan battling Baccide, from a French translation of Josephus History of the Jews, 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a miniature in a 15th century French manuscript

Background imageLance Collection: Defeat of Athenian army at Syracuse, 413 BC

Defeat of Athenian army at Syracuse, 413 BC
Destruction of the Athenian army at Syracuse, 413 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Trojan War battle

Trojan War battle
Combat around the body of Patrocles, Trojan War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus, taken from Greece

Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus, taken from Greece
Capture of Helen by Paris, causing the Trojan War, according to Homer. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a vase painting

Background imageLance Collection: GAFR2A-00049

GAFR2A-00049
Young Zulu chief in South Africa, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: GAFR2A-00050

GAFR2A-00050
Zulu fishermen at work, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLance Collection: Building Panama canal, Railway Station, Lance

Building Panama canal, Railway Station, Lance
Vintage 19th century photograph: Vintage 19th century photograph: Image relates to the first French led attempt to build the Panama canal in the 1880s under the supervision of Ferdinand de Lesseps

Background imageLance Collection: Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar

Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar. Date: 1924

Background imageLance Collection: Ancient Roman armour and weapons

Ancient Roman armour and weapons
Ancient Roman armour on a statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Vatican 1, Shield, sword and other weapons used by the ancient Romans from a column 2, and Roman helmet owned by Cavaceppi 3

Background imageLance Collection: The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk

The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk
3469071 The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c.1500 (wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts) by Netherlandish School (16th century)

Background imageLance Collection: Items of interior decoration at the seat of Sir Savile Crossley - Somerleyton Hall near

Items of interior decoration at the seat of Sir Savile Crossley - Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft - Household Gods. These include a marble statue of Sir Savile as a boy, a bronze figure of Atalanta



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"Lance: A Symbol of Power, Valor, and Heroism Throughout History" From the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest to Rembrandt's masterpiece "A Man in Armour, " the lance has been an enduring symbol of strength and conquest. Dating back centuries, this weapon evokes images of fearless warriors charging into battle. In Norse mythology, Odin sits proudly on his throne with his trusty lance by his side, embodying leadership and authority. Similarly, Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon in a powerful poster from 1918 represents the triumph over adversity. Even in leisurely pursuits like table tennis during Edwardian times or Don Quixote's whimsical adventures with Sancho Panza, the lance remains a potent emblem of chivalry and adventure, and is a reminder that courage knows no bounds. The Battle of Agincourt about to begin in 1415 showcases knights gripping their lances tightly as they prepare for combat. This scene epitomizes bravery against all odds. Likewise, an Assyrian king atop his chariot wields a formidable lance while leading his armies into war - a testament to ancient military might. Jousting tournaments captured imaginations throughout medieval Europe; illustrations depicting two knights competing highlight not only skill but also honor associated with wielding a lance. The Charge of Light Brigade immortalized through Tennyson's poem reminds us how even in defeat, valor shines brightly when facing insurmountable odds. During inter-war periods, territorial army posters emphasized national defense and called upon citizens to take up arms if necessary - showcasing soldiers armed with lances ready to protect their homeland at any cost. Lastly, we cannot forget the Ancient Greeks holding Thermopylae pass against overwhelming Persian forces in 480 BC - their spears acting as extensions of their willpower and determination.