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This political cartoon by ‘Hop’ enacts a scene from William Shakespeare’s historical play, Henry V. In the scene, Fluellen the Welshman angrily berates the unfortunate Pistol, a crony of Sir John Falstaff, and forces him to eat a…

This painting by English artist Arthur Hughes was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1919 with funds from the Felton Bequest. It portrays a scene fromthe well-known ballad of the same name penned in 1819 by Romantic poet John Keats. The…

This is a ‘frozen’ combat image taken at the Blacktown Medieval Fayre by photographer Richard Taylor in 2011. It depicts a participant dressed in a Norman style helmet complete with a chainmail collar known as an avential or camal, and engaged in…

This is one of a series of pre-action photographs taken by photographer Richard Taylor at Nurragingy Reserve in 2011. It shows an ‘old warrior’ displaying steely determination to survive a potentially dangerous encounter. The subject of the…

This photograph was taken at the Gumeracha Medieval Fair, Adelaide Hills, South Australia by photographer Wendi Donaldson (May 2011). The image is entitled ‘Peasant,’ but seeing as the man is wearing a scallop-shell as a badge in his wide-brimmed…

In this article from The West Australian in 1952, notice of the upcoming stage production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” by the John Alden Shakespearean Company is given. The medieval costumes - including elaborate …

Hyperlink to a photograph of two Sydney university students participating in the “Commem Day” street parade in 1937, taken by renowned Australian photographer Sam Hood. The two students in the photograph appear on horseback and in costume; a male…