Masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armour from the National Collection

Carlo Paggiarino’s magical new image gallery takes you five hundred years back in time. Rare glimpses of decisive moments in history are revealed: a knight arming for battle, a tournament champion preparing for the joust, one frightened soldier thrown into war, another returned safely home again. The images bring their subjects back to life, with rich depth and lustrous textures, their empty shells once again filled with power and presence.

Moving beyond his extraordinary career as a still-life photographer, Carlo now becomes a photo journalist reporting live from the past. In his epic journey through history, he introduces a totally new approach to historical publications and another milestone in the study of arms and armour.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy looking at the gallery as much as Carlo has enjoyed creating it!