2014-12-31

1000 years of crusades

9.3: news.relig/bible/revelations/1000 years of crusades:
. didn't the 1000 years mentioned in revelations
begin in about 1016 AD ?
here is a file of images of soldiers kits 
from then till now .

1066 huscarl, Battle of Hastings
[ the shield has a cross that is flared at the ends,
like the priest's cuffs,
and is yellow with black & white trim .]
1244 mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem
[ the shield forms a sort of cross
by dividing the shield in 4 parts as if by a cross,
and then coloring gold
the lower left and upper right quandrants,
remind's of royalty's gold rising .]
1415 fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt
[ the vest has a 1-inch wide red cross
on a white background ]
1485 Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Bosworth
[ metal armor suit, for swords;
red cape with white royal lion;
end of christian crusader symbolism ]
...
1588 trainband caliverman, Tilbury
[ firearms ]
1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme
[ semi-automatic firearms ]