Portrait of Maximilian I

Maximilian I

In 1500 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I was Europe’s most powerful ruler and a famous tournament competitor. His court invented new forms of jousting and he employed many of the best armourers, including members of the Seusenhofer and Helmschmid families.

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High impact bricks

Because of the weight and speed of the bullet fired from a Colt .45 auto the impact is equivalent to being hit by a brick travelling at 140 miles per hour.