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Early 15th Century Plate

Postby janner » 07 Aug 2014 22:15

So after much procrastination, I've finally commissioned a suit of plate. Yes I know, we discussed this five or six years ago Matt :oops:

Sven Gunnar-Svensson and I will seek to recreate the armour of Sir John Harington c.1440 (Pause for happy dancing and general revelry).

I'm just trying to pin down the reverend of the church that houses the good knight's effigy prior to a road trip for detailed measuring, photos et al.

There will be a blog in due course, but the one area that I am lost at sea on is the arming doublet.

Now, I went to the first obvious port of call, Toby Capwell, and there seems to be very little on what was worn under English plate c.1440. He suggested taking a look a civilian doublets of the time for inspiration.

I would be tremendously grateful for any suggestions that don't involve a goat.

Yours Aye,

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Re: Early 15th Century Plate

Postby Monzambano » 07 Aug 2014 22:56

Full armour is to HEMA what the bikini contest is to Miss World.

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Re: Early 15th Century Plate

Postby Reinier » 08 Aug 2014 07:57

Because you want to wear a bikini? I think I am confused. :p
…en A alſoo liggende kan aen B, ſonder eenigh beletſel, met de zijde van ſijn hooft, op het aengeſicht van B, ſoo veel ſtoten als hy begeert. – Nicolaes Petter, 1674.

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Re: Early 15th Century Plate

Postby Sean M » 08 Aug 2014 17:20

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Re: Early 15th Century Plate

Postby janner » 09 Aug 2014 05:51

Many thanks for those links, Sean :D
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