The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2

Allen, Thomas
1828

The Volunteer Armoury.

The Volunteer Armoury.

This room contains more than thirty thousand stands of arms, curiously and conveniently arranged in racks, all bright, clean flinted, and fit for service at five minutes notice; as also, pistols, swords, &c. ingeniously displayed, and forming different devices. Here is also a fine figure of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, wearing a curious suit of bright steel armour, holding a tilting lance in his right hand, about six yards in length, said to be the very weapon with which he performed many of his signal exploits. This general was the most comely personage of his time, and the most accomplished in all the exercises which were then thought estimable in a courtier and soldier. On the second floor of is building is,

This room contains more than stands of arms, curiously and conveniently arranged in racks, all bright, clean flinted, and fit for service at minutes notice; as also, pistols, swords, &c. ingeniously displayed, and forming different devices. Here is also a fine figure of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, wearing a curious suit of bright steel armour, holding a tilting lance in his right hand, about yards in length, said to be the very weapon with which he performed many of his signal exploits. This general was the most comely personage of his time, and the most accomplished in all the exercises which were then thought estimable in a courtier and soldier. On the floor of is building is,

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: History of London, from the Accession of William and Mary, to the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER II: History of London during the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER III: History of London from the Accession of George the Third, to the year 1780
 CHAPTER IV: History of London continued to the Union
 CHAPTER V: History of London from the Union to the Jubilee, 1809
 CHAPTER VI: History of London from the Jubilee to the Peace of 1814
 CHAPTER VII: History of London continued to the accession of George the Fourth
 CHAPTER VIII: Account of the Civil Government of the City by Portreves, Bailiffs, and Mayors, with a list of the latter...
 CHAPTER IX: An account of the Aldermen and Sheriffs, with a list of the latter
collapseCHAPTER X: Lists and brief Accounts of the various Officers and Courts within the City
collapseCHAPTER XI: Some account of the Ecclesiastical Government of the city of London, with a List and Biographical Notices of the Bishops of the see
collapseCHAPTER XII: Some Account of the Military Government of London, and the Artillery Company
collapseCHAPTER XIII: An Account of the twelve principal Companies of the City of London
collapseCHAPTER XIV: An Account of the Companies of the City of London, alphabetically arranged
 CHAPTER XV: An Account of the River Thames
collapseCHAPTER XVI: Historical and topographical account of London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, and the Thames Tunnel
collapseCHAPTER XVII: Topographical and Historical Account of the Tower of London
This object is in collection:
Edwin C. Bolles papers
Subjects
London (England)--History
Antiquities
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