1524: the revolt spreads along the Rhine, the Danube, the Lake Constance, in the Black Forest, in Swabia, Franconia. Peasants storm monasteries and castles.
This beautiful castle, one of the most picturesque and iconic castles in
The castle was besieged in 1405 by the troops from Appenzell (Appenzeller Kriege, Wars of Appenzell); during the 15th and 16th centuries (largely under the Bernhausen family) he took on its Gothic appearance. In 1633, during the Thirty Years War, he was attacked and looted by the Swedish troops.
From 1684 it was a small summer residence of the Abbots of St. Gallen. Today it is privately owned and a restaurant.
Food illustration + Historical illustration? My tribute to Austrian bakery, to "Wiener Kaffeekultur" and to the most extraordinary cake (the ORIGINAL Sacher-Torte).
The attack was led by the men of Berne.
The standard bearer of the picture carries the flag and colors of Hans von Hallwyl, a Swiss army commander.
|Roman Legionary, 60 AD|
|Roman "Imagifer", Auxilia Palatina, 286-300 AD|
Here the Magazine "Miroque" with the illustrations of Roman Soldiers:
|Britannic Warrior, 1st century AD|
|Germanic Warrior, 2nd century AD|
Götz von Berlichingen, Imperial Knight and mercenary, with his “Iron Hand” (metal prosthesis with moving mechanism).
In 1475 the Bernese, with Fribourg, conquered large parts of the Vaud Savoyard, which was allied with the Burgundians. During the month of August the Bernese attacked the castle of Aigle, to end the restless deployment of enemy troops.
|"Hie Schwytz" |
Hans Franz Nägeli was Supreme Commander of the Bernese troops in the conquest of Vaud (1536), during the war agaist Savoy.
In the campain of March 1536 he conquered Chateau Chillon and Lausanne; the conquest of the Pays de Vaud was completed on the 29th March 1536, the day when the wonderful castle of Chillon (http://www.chillon.ch/en/castle) fell.
This figure is based on the beautiful “Schützenbrunnen” and “Vennerbrunnen”, two of the many charming sculture-fountain of Bern, made by the Master Hans Gieng in the years between 1542 and 1543. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Gieng
The illustration depicts Nägeli in half-harness, with the typical broad-brimmed plumed hat.
The sculpture of the "Vennerbrunnen" in Bern
|Anglian King, 7th century AD|
|Anglo-Saxon Woman, 7th century|
|Ceorl, 8th century AD|
|Anglo-Saxon Thegn, 8th-9th century AD|
There are many wrong informations about the life and the general appearance of the people who lived in the late Antiquity/Dark Ages.
First of all: folks were not always short!
According to the data of the beautiful Archaeologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg in Konstanz (average height of the men at
172 cm and at 162 cm for the women in
Alamannic area, www.konstanz.alm-bw.de), the archaeologist of the Oxford University Sally Crawford
writes about the Anglo-Saxons:
“(the earliest cemeteries) show that the population buried in these Germanic burial grounds was a little taller than the population associated to the late Romano-British cemeteries, with males standing at about
173 cm and females at 162 cm on average. (…) The
evidence from the early Anglo-Saxon inhumation cemeteries shows that the
population was relatively healty, with little bone evidence for diseases caused
by malnutrition or deficiency in the diet.”
©Sally Crawford, “Anglo-Saxon England”, Shire Publications, 2011, page 65.
The results of the measurements of Charlemagne's tibia indicates that he was