Thursday, 26 June 2008

Pikeman c1671

Detail from J Meunincxhove 'Charles II and James Duke of York in the Gardens of the guild of Sainte Barbe'. Interesting to see a pikeman of this time complete with sash.
This look is from about the same time as this line drawing from Allain M. Mallett's Les travaux de Mars (1672). Pikes and matchlock muskets were in a 2 muskets to 1 pike ratio at this time.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Ralph I really like your blog, somewhat like my own, sort of. I love the pitures and youtubes, really good. Wish you had some more early to mid 18th century info etc, but your site is still really good. Regards, Keith.