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"Unyielding Protection: Tracing the Legacy of Shields Through History" Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe: A fierce warrior queen

Background imageShield 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 imageShield Collection: Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe

Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe. Commanded a combined army of British tribes which rose up and sacked Camulodunum (Colchester)

Background imageShield Collection: Anfield road football stadium home of liverpool FC. Liverpool, Merseyside, england

Anfield road football stadium home of liverpool FC. Liverpool, Merseyside, england

Background imageShield Collection: Pandemonium, 1841 (oil on canvas)

Pandemonium, 1841 (oil on canvas)
XOS828634 Pandemonium, 1841 (oil on canvas) by Martin, John (1789-1854); Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: Pandemonium is the capital of Hell in the epic poem Paradise Lost by the 17th century)

Background imageShield 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 imageShield Collection: Battle of Hastings IC008_018

Battle of Hastings IC008_018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing by Jason Askew

Background imageShield Collection: The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn

The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn. This commemorates his 1314 victory over the English

Background imageShield Collection: St. Marks Church and cobbles of the Square in Zagreb, Croatia

St. Marks Church and cobbles of the Square in Zagreb, Croatia
St. Marks Church and cobbles of St. Marks Square in Zagreb, Croatia

Background imageShield Collection: Medieval English shield designs

Medieval English shield designs
Shields of English knights and barons, painted during the reign of Edward III. Lithograph reproduction

Background imageShield Collection: King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry

King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageShield Collection: Roman infantry practising combat J050053

Roman infantry practising combat J050053
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of Roman auxiliary infantry practising combat in the Drill Hall. hadrian

Background imageShield Collection: English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England

English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England
WILLIAM FITZRALPH, d. 1323. English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England

Background imageShield Collection: Death of Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) at the Battle of Shrewsbury, 21 July 1403, (c1860)

Death of Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) at the Battle of Shrewsbury, 21 July 1403, (c1860). Together with his uncle, Thomas Percy

Background imageShield Collection: MILTON: PARADISE LOST. Satan bids the rebellious angels who had fallen with him into the fiery

MILTON: PARADISE LOST. Satan bids the rebellious angels who had fallen with him into the fiery abyss to take courage and rise again together (Book 1, lines 344-5)

Background imageShield Collection: Roman soldier J870380

Roman soldier J870380
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing of Roman soldier by Paul Birkbeck

Background imageShield Collection: Achilles Shields

Achilles Shields
THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES in 12 Tables: 3 of a Town in Peace; 3 of a Town in War; 3 of Agriculture and 3 of Pastoral Life

Background imageShield Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imageShield Collection: Roman legionary soldier IC048_145

Roman legionary soldier IC048_145
Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle depicting a Roman legionary soldier stationed at Hadrians Wall in about 120AD, with a section of the wall being constructed in the background

Background imageShield Collection: Aspidium filix mas or Male Shield fern

Aspidium filix mas or Male Shield fern. Handcoloured engraving from William Curtis, Flora Londiniensis; containing a history of the plants indigenous to Great Britain

Background imageShield Collection: Roman legion

Roman legion, Jerash, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageShield Collection: St. Marks Church in St. Marks Square in Zagreb, Croatia

St. Marks Church in St. Marks Square in Zagreb, Croatia

Background imageShield Collection: Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University

Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShield Collection: Ancient Roman costume

Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer

Background imageShield Collection: Knights of medieval Germany

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

Background imageShield Collection: The Battersea Shield, Celtic, from early Iron Age in the first century AD

The Battersea Shield, Celtic, from early Iron Age in the first century AD, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShield Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

Background imageShield Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageShield Collection: The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector

The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector. Scenes include the earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations, two beautiful cities full of people, a field being ploughed

Background imageShield Collection: Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team

Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team
Millwall Athletic football team for the 1895-1896 season, including Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Trainer, as well as the players themselves. circa 1895

Background imageShield Collection: Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short

Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short
KW392514 Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short History of the English People by J. R

Background imageShield Collection: An Allegory of the Tudor Succession: The Family of Henry VIII, c. 1589-95 (oil on panel)

An Allegory of the Tudor Succession: The Family of Henry VIII, c. 1589-95 (oil on panel)
XYC148717 An Allegory of the Tudor Succession: The Family of Henry VIII, c.1589-95 (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); 119.5x181.5 cm; Yale Center for British Art

Background imageShield 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 imageShield Collection: Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War

Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War
Greek hero Achilles dragging Hectors body behind his chariot in the Trojan wars. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShield Collection: Cynric fighting the Britons at Old Sarum in 552 AD J030101

Cynric fighting the Britons at Old Sarum in 552 AD J030101
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Cynric of Wessex fighting the Britons at Searobyrg (Old Sarum) in 552 AD. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team

Background imageShield Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageShield Collection: Birdoswald Roman Fort J050055

Birdoswald Roman Fort J050055
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT. Reconstruction drawing of the granaries in the mid 3rd century AD. hadrian

Background imageShield Collection: Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. circa 1151

Background imageShield Collection: Coat of Arms of Portugal, 1898

Coat of Arms of Portugal, 1898

Background imageShield Collection: Edward refuses succour to his son at Crecy, 1346 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle

Edward refuses succour to his son at Crecy, 1346 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle
Edward refuses succour to his son at Crecy, 1864. King Edward III, (1312- 1377) standing on a hillside refusing succour to his son Edward the Black Prince, (1330-1376)) at the at the Battle of Crecy

Background imageShield Collection: Africa, Zulu shield

Africa, Zulu shield

Background imageShield Collection: Knights Templar are on a mission to collect relics for their nation

Knights Templar are on a mission to collect relics for their nation

Background imageShield Collection: St. Marks Church with city arms on roof, Zagreb, Croatia

St. Marks Church with city arms on roof, Zagreb, Croatia
St. Marks Church in St. Marks Square in Zagreb, Croatia

Background imageShield Collection: Battle Of Thermopylae

Battle Of Thermopylae
Persian archers kill the last of the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, August 480 BC. 300 Spartans, under King Leonidas I

Background imageShield Collection: Shield and flag of Switzerland with Edelweiss flower

Shield and flag of Switzerland with Edelweiss flower. Date: circa 1903

Background imageShield 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 imageShield Collection: Trades union membership certificate

Trades union membership certificate
A trades union membership certificate for the United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, with Defence and Defiance as their motto

Background imageShield Collection: Inside an Iron Age house J870478

Inside an Iron Age house J870478
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Reconstruction drawing of interior of hut showing family life in the Iron Age

Background imageShield Collection: Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade

Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)



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"Unyielding Protection: Tracing the Legacy of Shields Through History" Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe: A fierce warrior queen, her shield symbolized her indomitable spirit and unwavering determination. Rembrandt van Rijn's "A Man in Armour": This captivating painting immortalizes a knight with his trusty shield, showcasing the significance of this defensive tool throughout centuries. Battle of Hastings IC008_018: Amidst the chaos and bloodshed, shields became an essential line of defense for soldiers fighting for their lives on that fateful day in history. St. Marks Church and cobbles of the Square in Zagreb, Croatia: Here stands a testament to shields' enduring presence as they were once wielded by valiant knights who protected their lands and people. Anfield Road Football Stadium - Home of Liverpool FC: In modern times, fans unite under one emblematic shield to support their beloved team, reflecting unity and loyalty within football culture. King Harold's Foot Soldiers with Spears and Battle Axes (Bayeux Tapestry): The intricate tapestry captures warriors brandishing their shields while defending England during one of its most pivotal moments. Medieval English Shield Designs: Richly adorned with symbols representing honor, family lineage, or religious beliefs; these designs showcased both strength and individuality on medieval battlefields. The Statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn Monument: Standing tall amidst Scotland's historic battlegrounds is a tribute to bravery where shields played an integral role in securing victory against adversity. Angels of Mons Cover Design for Piano Music : Inspired by folklore surrounding World War I battles, this artwork encapsulates how soldiers found solace behind imaginary angelic shields during times when hope seemed scarce. Roman Infantry Practising Combat J050053 .