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18th century armour and onwards

Armour started to change again in the latter part of the 16th century, when many of the plate features of the standard army armour were replaced. This
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The origins of armour

When most people think of armour, they think of the full suits of metal that were worn in battle in medieval and Tudor times. However, it goes back mu
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All You Need to Know About Armour

Armour, spelt as armor in some places, is a covering that is used to protect something or someone from damage by contact. The word has its origins in warfare, where it began being used by soldiers going to war to refer to the protective gear they wore....
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Armour in medieval times

It was during the medieval era that armour started to leave behind the leather and go towards more metal. During the 8th century, armour was mainly ch
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The Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries has no less than three different museums located in different parts of the UK. It is responsible for taking care of one of the wor
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The Wallace Collection

One of London’s smaller museums, the Wallace Collection is home to an impressive armour exhibition as well as magnificent works of art. The collection
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King James II’s armour

Housed within the Royal Armouries is the last suit of armour that was ever designed and made for a British King. It was created for James II of Englan
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Modern armour

Modern armour does not really come in the form of a suit as such, but as with other eras, there are different pieces of protective garments that can b
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Tudor armour

Once Tudor times arrived in England, battle armour had changed a great deal. There were a number of different influences to these developments, and by
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