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History of Armour 1100-1700

By Paul F Walker

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ISBN: 9781847974525
PUBLISHED: 25/01/2013
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 296x210 mm
INSIDE: 275 colour photographs & illustrations

The History of Armour 1100 - 1700 offers a detailed account of how armour developed through the Medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and Civil War eras, carefully itemizing the subtle changes over a six hundred year period. Each chapter focuses on an individual area of body protection, charting the evolution of each piece over time, from helmets and chest protection to arm guards, gauntlets, leg guards and sabatons. The book also encompasses the use of weaponry and its evolution, including protection for the horse.

With the aid of the author's superb photographs and illustrations, the book looks at how fashions, as well as its protective qualities, influenced the style of armour. Valuable information has been acquired through the study of effigies over a number of years, and using these existing artifacts, supplemented by the author's meticulous illustrations and practical knowlege of armour construction, it has been possible to reconstruct the design and appearance of a wide range of armour.

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" It gives a useful introduction to the subject for historical interpreters and anyone with a general interest in arms and armour. "
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Reviewed By: The Society for Medieval Archaeology

" For medieval historians and re-enactors it will be a great benefit in increasing understanding of the subject. "
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" Very rarely does a history book do exactly what it says it will do, but Walker's book is unabashedly honest in its aims.
This book will be of interest to re-enactors and enthusiast alike. It is not a trditional academic text, but is accessible and easy to read. "
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Reviewed By: Medieval Warfare Vol III, Issue 4

" Overall this book is a lovely and fascinating read. It certainly uncovers much little known data about the subject. If one is looking for a text to introduce and give a good review of the topics then there is no need to look any further because this is the book you require. "
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