One of the neat things about history is finding connections between the present and the past, for example in the Arms and Armour collection of the Kunsthistorishe Museum, I found this little gem:
This is the armour worn by Duke Ulrich of Württemberg in the Battle of Muhlberg.
OK, well the duke isn't really a direct ancestor of mine, more so an uncle. However, his father Count Ulrich V of Württemberg was my great18 grandfather. Good ol' Ulrich V was known as "der Vielgeliebte" - "the much loved" and he had a lot of children including one Kaspar the Bastard, (and thus a brother of the duke) from whom I am descended according to the historians in the family.
You can view more armour, and slicing/thumping weapons in my gallery!