Article ID: CBB001200559

The Sword of General Sir William Fenwick Williams, Baronet of Kars, in the Royal Armouries (IX.1841) and Aspects of High Victorian Sword Design (2012)


The Sword of Honour (RA IX.1841) presented in 1856 by the Province of Nova Scotia to its native son, General Sir William Fenwick Williams, Bart. for his deeds at Kars, Turkey, is described, illustrated, discussed and placed both in its historical and its design context. Other notable British swords of the Victorian Age (1837-1901), the Age of Empire, are also examined and the various and influential aspects of their designs, ornament and iconography discussed.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Authors & Contributors
Gillespie, Paul G.
Denny, Mark
Pestre, Dominique
Phillips, Gervase
Sun, Lie
Keller, Julia
Cold War History
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
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Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Military technology
Technology and war; technology and the military
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Gatling, Richard Jordan
Maxim, Hiram
United States
Indian Ocean
19th century
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
United States Air Force
Great Britain. Royal Navy
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Strategic Defense Initiative

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