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Background imageEuropean history 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 imageEuropean history Collection: Knights of medieval Germany

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

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades

Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades
Map of Europe at the time of the First Crusade, 1097 AD. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s

Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s
Bay of Naples in the mid-1800s. Color lithograph of a 19th-century Samuel Read illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s

Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s
Gutenberg and Fust with the first printing press, Germany, 1450s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval castle

Medieval castle
Knights entering a castle in the Middle Ages. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: St. Marks Cathedral, Venice, 1800s

St. Marks Cathedral, Venice, 1800s
Square in front of Saint Marks Cathedral in Venice, 1880s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19tth-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Mozart and his sister playing for Empress Maria Theresa

Mozart and his sister playing for Empress Maria Theresa
Young Mozart and his sister play a duet for Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland
Village of Zermatt in the valley below the Matterhorn. Hand-colored woodcut of a sketch by Edward Whymper

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s

Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s
Birchlegs carrying Prince Hakon Hakonson to safety over the mountains, a Norwegian legend. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Feudal lord instructing peasant workers

Feudal lord instructing peasant workers
Peasants receiving their lords orders before going to work, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a manuscript miniature illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageEuropean history Collection: GEUR2A-00057

GEUR2A-00057
Medieval walled city of Nuremberg, Germany, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: GEUR2A-00123

GEUR2A-00123
Russian Cossacks sending a message of scorn to the Turkish army in Constantinople. Printed color halftone reproduction of a painting

Background imageEuropean history 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 imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval knight and his horse

Medieval knight and his horse
Knight armed and mounted, ready for battle. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s

Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s
Mountaineering in the Tyrol with ropes and picks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s

Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s
Skaters enjoying a winter Sunday on the Zuider Zee, Dutch island of Marken, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Russian boyars, 17th century

Russian boyars, 17th century
Russian boyars, or nobles, during the time of Peter the Great, 1600s-1700s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Storyteller reciting Viking sagas

Storyteller reciting Viking sagas
Viking bard singing of heroic legends to Northmen. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history 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 imageEuropean history 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 imageEuropean history Collection: Jousting knights

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

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval dining room

Medieval dining room
Dining table of a lady of quality, 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a miniature from a French manuscript, Renaud de Montauban

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval university hierarchy

Medieval university hierarchy
Degrees of university teaching, topped by theology, 1508. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Longbowmen during the Hundred Years War

Longbowmen during the Hundred Years War
French archers from the town of Rheims, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s

Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s
Cooks preparing food in an Italian kitchen, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683

Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683
King John III Sobieski leads Polish forces repulsing the Ottoman Turks from Vienna, 1683. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Prague on the Vltava River, 1800s

Prague on the Vltava River, 1800s
Hradschin Palace, Kleinseite, and bridge over the Vltava River in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: EVRV2A-00075

EVRV2A-00075
Hessian soldiers sold by their duke to the British to fight in the American Revolution, 1770s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: EXPL2A-00238

EXPL2A-00238
Danish Viking ship " Raven" at sea, showing oars and sails. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Dutch city of Leiden

Dutch city of Leiden
City of Leiden in The Netherlands. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Golden Tower of Seville, Spain

Golden Tower of Seville, Spain, landing place of treasure from the New World, view in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Dutch canal and tow-path, 1800s

Dutch canal and tow-path, 1800s
Dog-cart with fresh vegetables and people towing a barge along a Dutch canal, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: EXPL2A-00034

EXPL2A-00034
Leif Erikssen off the coast of Vineland in a Viking landing boat. Hand-colored photogravure of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Saint Moritz, Switzerland, 1800s

Saint Moritz, Switzerland, 1800s
Village of Saint Moritz, Switzerland in the 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: GEUR2A-00139

GEUR2A-00139
Young Dutch woman gathering cabbages in a basket, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Medieval knight with his page and squire

Medieval knight with his page and squire
Swiss knight in field-armor with his page and squire, 1400s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s

Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s
Market place in Hamburg, Germany. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Balkan people, 1800s

Balkan people, 1800s
People from the Balkan states, a Bulgarian man at right. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Bronze Age Europeans

Bronze Age Europeans
European couple of the Bronze Age. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Teutons celebrating a victory in ancient times

Teutons celebrating a victory in ancient times
Teutonic warriors elevating their leader on a shield after a victory. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Barbarian tribesmen of the Roman Empire

Barbarian tribesmen of the Roman Empire
European tribesmen, known as barbarians to the Romans. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Soldiers on horseback in ancient Gaul

Soldiers on horseback in ancient Gaul
Gauls on horseback in the time of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Viking king

Viking king
Norse sea-king during the Viking era. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEuropean history Collection: Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s

Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s
Russian peasants near St. Petersburg begging soldiers for bread, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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