By J. Starkie Gardner

Раритетная книга. Рассказ об английских рыцарских доспехах до господства Джеймса I

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And much forearms sheathed in plate. John of Eltham, 1334, has a roundel on the In the Ifield effigy the arms are elbow, with articulated plates beneath. shown by Stothard completely sheathed, and with shoulder and elbow roundels bearing embossed lions' heads. or lion masks were between 1320 and 1350. as ailettes, epaulettes, present day. picturesque were Plain roundels, rosettes, shells, worn on the shoulders, and as They The objects articulated plates are seen singular and exaggerated plates known which rose above the shoulders like apparently as the shoulder- knots of the appear on the scene in the Windsor tournament, useless first 1278, and disappear in the first quarter of the fourteenth century.

CJ a. cq ^ "V-* ^ 6 ARMOUR IN ENGLAND The 39 spur was the honorific and distinguishing badge of the knight, and was put on in the ceremony of investiture, and hacked off gilt by the king's cook spoil of gilt spurs the knight if fell was formally degraded. An immense to the victors after the battle of Courtrai. Both the goad and rowel forms were in use throughout the century, and when Froissart knights habitually dismounted to fight, they were taken off. mentions instances where they were fixed in the ground like caltrops.

Half of the These clearly indicate that the fifteenth joints or articulations in every part of the armour. reign of in some Henry V. cases tendency during century was to increase the number of Bv the close of the things had proceeded so far in this direction the greater part of the limb - defences are that made up of laminated plates. , and is due to a striking develop- ment of the fan-shaped elbow-guards, first seen in a rudimentary form as to an addition of short hinged plates called tuilles 1425, to the bottom of the hoop-like skirt of tassets which lay closer to the as well in body.

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