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Wonderful illuminated example of 13th century (c.1250) English arms and armour

Artwork by Matthew Paris

One need only look at the Bayeux Tapestry or the Maciejowski Bible to get a sense of the armour of the time. The slow rise of cavalry on the Continent gave way to new and improved defensive equipment.

Description of armour between 900 and 1050

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Rampart of red and yellow shields

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Rampart of black and yellow shields