Contents

First published in 2000 by The Crowood Press Ltd Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2HR

© The Crowood Press Ltd 2000 Photographs © as individually credited

Colour plates © Gerry Embleton

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publishers.

liritish Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

ISBN 1 86126 371 6

Edited by Martin Windrow Designed by

Frank Ainscough/Compendium Cover design by Tony Stocks/ Compendium Printed and bound by Craft Print, Singapore.

Introduction 3

The Normans: The Bayeux Tapestry Reconsidered 5

Plate 1: Mail and Helmets, cl050 - cl250 8

Plate 2: Body Defences, c!250 - cl360 10

13th Century Soldiers 12

14th C Handgunner 15

14th C Bowmen 16

14th C Knights 21

Plate 3: Head and Neck Defences, cJ250 - cl370 22

14th C Artillery 25

Plate 4: 14th C Garnbesons, Pourpoints, Jupons

& Coat Armour 26

14th C Women on Campaign 28

Plate 5: Underwear and Basic Civilian Costume 32

15th C Men's Costume 34

Headgear and Footwear 36

15th C Women's Costume 38

15th C Italian Soldiers 42

Cloth, Dyes, and Sumptuary Laws 44

Livery 45

The Duke of Burgundy's Archer Bodyguard 46

Plate 6: Livery, I2tli to 15th C 48

Plate 7: 15tli C Livery and Badges 50

Masters of Artillery 52

Music and Games 55

Francs Archiers 56

15th C English Soldiers 57

15th C German Soldiers 60

Plate 8: Garnbesons, Jacks and Brigandines 64

Jacks and Brigandines 66

Handgunners 69

15th C Swiss Soldiers 74

15th C Women on Campaign 78

Armours 80

Plate 9: Garments worn under Armour 82

Helmets 85

Landsknechts 86

Plate 10: Swiss and German Infantry, c 1500-1525 88

Plate 11: Reislaufer and Landsknecht, cl515-1525 90

Tailpiece: Recreating Medieval Costume 94

Further Reading, and Acknowledgements 96

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