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Do you have any book suggestions for armor and…

Do you have any book suggestions for armor and weapons and combat? I've always wanted to learn about this stuff, especially for inspiration during writing, but I can't seem to find books that are either historically accurate or descriptive enough.

If you’re looking for something that has a lot of easy-to-understand pictures and descriptions of combat, I can recommend Sigmond Ringeck’s Knightly Arts of Combat by David Lindholm and Peter Svard. It’s actually meant to be an instructional aid for HEMA, but it has tons of cleanly-illustrated pictures of combat both in and out of armor depicting step-by-step historical combat techniques. It would be an excellent source for writing any story with violence grounded in a 15th century tech level. 

– mod Sallet

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Korak: Son of Tarzan,” Gold Key comics, June 1967.

“Great Expectations” writen by Charles Dickens…

Great Expectations” writen by Charles Dickens and published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. & E.P. Dutton & Co., 1910.

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Book-shaped album featuring Civil War era carte-de-visite of Abraham Lincoln.

nemfrog: Frontispiece. United States Geographi…

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Frontispiece. United States Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian.  1878.

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‘How it works’ The Computer – A Ladybird Book by David Carey, 1971
Illustrations by B. H. Robinson

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Das Neue Naturheilverfahren” (“The New Natural Healing”) a naturopathic medical text with popup anatomical illustrations. Written by Friedrich Eduard Bilz and first published in 1888.

Poison cabinet made to resemble a book, 16th c…

Poison cabinet made to resemble a book, 16th century.

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desimonewayland: Georg Andreas Boeckler Garden…

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Georg Andreas Boeckler

Garden designs from Architectura Curiosa Nova, 1664

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The British in India by David Gilmour review –…

The British in India by David Gilmour review – three centuries of ambition and experience: undefined