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The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”

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Rear view of the torso on Will West replica of the armour made by Lorenz Helmschmied of Augsburg for Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol in 1485

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Sweet Annie (Wormwood): Magical Uses: The scent of wormwood is said to increase psychic powers. Burned with incenses on Samhain to aid evocation, divination, scrying and prophecy. Strengthens incenses for exorcism and protection. Hung from a rear-view mirror, wormwood protects vehicles from accidents on treacherous roads. Use in spells for Binding; Psychic Awareness; Evocation; Love; Clairvoyance. burned to gain protection from wandering spirits. Used in initiation rites and tests of…

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