A depiction of two soldiers fighting for Assyria, using bow and arrows against their enemies.

Assyrian Soldiers Fighting

A depiction of two soldiers fighting for Assyria, using bow and arrows against their enemies.

An illustration of men pillaging a city.

Battle Scene

An illustration of men pillaging a city.

A cat and dog fighting.

Cat and Dog

A cat and dog fighting.

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Game Fowl

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Roman Gladiators fighting each other in front of an audience in an arena.

Gladiators

Roman Gladiators fighting each other in front of an audience in an arena.

The championship fight between Heenan and Thomas Sayers, on April 17, 1860.

Heenan and Thomas Championship Fight

The championship fight between Heenan and Thomas Sayers, on April 17, 1860.

"A chimney sweep hath some offense here given, / The foolish man is to fierce anger driven; / The urchin black, strikes at his face and eyes, / A dirty fight ensures, fierce passion rise: / Lashes are given - oftener the blows, / At every touch the man still blacker grows: / If you would keep your face and clothes quite neat, / Avoid all quarrels with a chimney sweep."—Barber, 1857

If You Quarrel with a Sweep, You'll Get Blackened

"A chimney sweep hath some offense here given, / The foolish man is to fierce anger driven; / The urchin…

"See these poor fools into anger falling, / What hateful raging, tearing, mauling; / And all for what? for some small insult given, / The fool into mad revenge is driven: / Better by far, of jeers no notice take, / Than foot the cost that fell revenge will make."—Barber, 1857

It Costs More to Revenge Injuries than to Bear Them

"See these poor fools into anger falling, / What hateful raging, tearing, mauling; / And all for what?…

An illustration of two jesters fighting in the rain.

Two Jesters Fighting

An illustration of two jesters fighting in the rain.

"A man and wife, by liquor strong inspired, / Have come to blows, with hateful anger fired: / A humane passer by, to quell the broil, / Steps in the house - he gets for all his toil / Some several blows - he learns a lesson sore, / In other's quarrels to interfere no more."—Barber, 1857

Let Other People's Quarrels Alone

"A man and wife, by liquor strong inspired, / Have come to blows, with hateful anger fired: / A humane…

"Lion rampant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant

"Lion rampant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant double-headed. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Double-Headed

"Lion rampant double-headed. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant gardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." GARDANT. Facing foward. -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Gardant

"Lion rampant gardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." GARDANT. Facing foward. -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant regardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude. REGARDANT. An animal looking towards the sinister side of the shield. " -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Regardant

"Lion rampant regardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude. REGARDANT. An animal looking towards…

"Lioncels combatant. LIONCELS. Two or more lions. COMBATANT. A French word for fighting." -Hall, 1862

Lioncels Combatant

"Lioncels combatant. LIONCELS. Two or more lions. COMBATANT. A French word for fighting." -Hall, 1862

"Fighting as pictured in the Bayeux tapestry, a contemporary work."—Gordy, 1912

Pictured Fighting

"Fighting as pictured in the Bayeux tapestry, a contemporary work."—Gordy, 1912

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that he wants to do something important and goes into the cave where the dragon lives. He battles and slays the dragon.

Siegfried Slays the Dragon

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that…

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in 1811 between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation. The battle took place outside Prophetstown, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh's War, which continued into the War of 1812. The battle was an important political and symbolic victory for the American forces.

Tippecanoe Battle Ground in 1860

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in 1811 between United States forces led by Governor William Henry…

"One of the boys appears in desperate case; / He thrusts his fists into his playmate's face: / His playmate does not mind for blow or taunt, / He will not fight, and so the other can't."

Where One Will Not, Two Cannot Fight

"One of the boys appears in desperate case; / He thrusts his fists into his playmate's face: / His playmate…

The Battle of Zorndorf was a battle fought on August 25, 1758 during the Seven Years' War. The site of the battle was the Prussian village Zorndorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland).

Battle at Zorndorf

The Battle of Zorndorf was a battle fought on August 25, 1758 during the Seven Years' War. The site…