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Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Consisting of close helmet, double gorget plates, cuirass, tassets, culet, arm defences, gauntlets, greeves with spurs and square toed sabatons. The armour is decorated with narrow, vertical, gilt bands of scrolling foliage, the pattern executed with an engraving tool and punches. Narrower bands of similar ornament border the plates. The turned edges are punched with a pattern of foliage instead of being roped.


Weight: kg ( 43 lb 0 oz )

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.204-5, 216-17 culet, long tasset, greave and sabaton.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate LIII, CXLIX chanfron.

T. Richardson, 'H. R. Robinson's 'Dutch armour of the seventeenth century'', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, no.4, March 1991, pp.256-278, p.256ff, ill. fig.1,4,18.

B Clifford and K Watts, Princely armours and weapons of childhood, Royal Armouries, Leeds 2003: 22

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 2


Worn by son, King Charles II, in a portrait by William Dobson dated 1642-1644. RC2: Permission to lend required from the sovereign