Chinese Mace with spherical head decorated with silver and shaft decorated with shagreen.

China

Many military inventions came from China, including the crossbow and perhaps the most important of them all, gunpowder. Chinese arms and armour could also be classed as great works of art.


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Line of Kings

The Line of Kings at the Tower of London is the world’s longest running visitor attraction. It was started in 1660 by Charles II, to affirm the King’s right to rule.