The History of Armour 1100-1700

The History of Armour 1100-1700


By (author) Paul F. Walker

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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 298mm x 18mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 184797452X
  • ISBN 13: 9781847974525
  • Illustrations note: 275 colour photographs and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 502,732

Product description

"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.

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Author information

Paul F Walker trained in graphic communication where he specialized in illustration. Afterwards, he moved into adult education where he taught fine art, photography, digital imaging, animation and illustration. He has given lectures in armour and weapons as an historical interpreter for English Heritage, and various other groups, specializing in the development of armour as well as the chivalric roles of the medieval Knight. He has a lifelong interest in historical warfare and its politics, which played a huge role in the evolution of miltiary advancement.