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Armour for Cosplay

While armour was once an essential form of attire in everyday medieval life, it is rarely seen worn in modern times. One exception to this is at cosplay conventions. These events allow attendees to dress up and role play as historical or fantasy figures....
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Medieval Suit of Armour: The Danger It Posed to Soldiers

Staying alive in the Middle Ages was extremely hard, and a suit of armour is a clear indication of that. It was designed to protect soldiers from sharp things in battle, and it was not cheap. Still, wearing a suit of armour came with lots of risks, most...
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Chain Mail

While we call it chain mail today, often in Medieval times it was just referred to as mail. It was worn by knights from around the 9th century until a
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The Fitzwilliam Museum

In the city of Cambridge, England, there is a museum called the Fitzwilliam Museum. This museum is home to more than 400 different pieces of armour. T
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History of the word ‘armour’

Armour is the English spelling of the term used to describe the protective clothing and equipment used by soldiers for thousands of years during battl
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Shields

Many people forget that shields are an important part of armour, mainly because they are carried and not worn. The first shields that were used by kni
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Replica suits of armour

There is an ongoing fascination among members of the public with suits of armour and those who have the financial means - and the space in their home
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Royal Collection Trust

The Royal Palaces have been collecting and displaying great examples of armour and weapons since the 1600s. These can be seen around the Royal Palaces
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Armour For Reenactments

Historical reenactments are a popular hobby throughout the world. They allow participants to dress up in period costumes and engage in different activities from the past. When it comes to combat reenactments it is very common for participants to wear...
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Tower of London armoury

The Tower of London is one of the main locations for the Royal Armouries and the collection held here is fascinating. It includes a variety of items,
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