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Military dress

(18 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See aketon; arming doublet; armour; coat of plates; jack; jazerant; jupon; mail; pourpoint. Karen Watts

Plate armour

(10 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See armour; coat of plates. Karen Watts

Black Prince: achievements of The Black Prince at Canterbury

(1,204 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
The practice of setting up arms and armour as 'achievements', carried in the funeral procession and then hung above the owner's tomb, became common from the Middle Ages. To hang certain items of a knight's equipment over his tomb signified the chivalrous and honourable nature of his life. The heraldic elements recalled ancestry, connections and alliances. The armour was symbolic and contained a strong exhortation to chivalric behaviour and values. Funerary achievements were more prevalent in England than in any other country in Europe. The earliest and most famous knight who re…

Voider

(6 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See mail. Karen Watts

Brigandine

(812 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
The brigandine was a body defence composed of small, overlapping iron plates riveted to the interior of a canvas doublet. It is a later form of the coat of plates (see armour: coat of plates) and it was also known as the cuirassine. The exact difference between the brigandine and the coat of plates can be hard to determine but inventories make very clear distinctions between the two. Brigandines were first mentioned in the records of the third quarter of the 14th century, although only rarely before the second quarter of the following century. The first reference to a brigandine or a ' chorazine …

Brayer

(8 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See cod-piece; brayette; mail. Karen Watts

Aventail

(14 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See armour: coif and capados/helmet linings, armour: plate armour. Karen Watts

Gamboising

(6 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See gambeson. Karen Watts

Sports

(8 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See tournaments and jousts. Karen Watts

Textile armour

(15 words)

Author(s): Karen Watts
See armour; arming doublets; brigandine; jack; jupon; pourpoint; Rothwell Jack. Karen Watts

Bayeux Tapestry: evidence of arms and armour

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Author(s): Karen Watts
There are 201 armed men in the Bayeux Tapestry, of whom 79 are wearing armour. The helmet, popularly called 'Norman' is of a style known as spangenhelm. A group of such helmets is clearly shown being transported on a cart. Each comprises a conical head-defence made of four triangular segments meeting at the apex and retained by four riveted bands with a fifth round the lower rim from which descends a nasal bar. William lifts up his helmet at the battle revealing that it is worn over a mail coif. For lesser knights the co…