Object Title

Burgonet

Burgonet

Date

1590

Object Number

IV.166

Provenance

Old Tower collection.

Physical Description

Of banded steel with variable carbon content. Structure of tempered martensite with few slag inclusions.

Bibliographic References

Charles ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol.1, London, 1916, p.185.

Harold, Viscount Dillon, Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, Tower of London, London, 1910, p.121.

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, p.31, Class 4.1139.

Charles Boutel, Arms amd Armour, London, 1869, p.207, fig.43.

Sir Sibald D. Scott, The British Army, Vol.1, London and New York, 1868, p.459, pl.XXXVIII, fig.1.

Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, London, 1786, p.ii, pl.IV, fig 4.

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

I.D.D. Eaves, 'A newly identified Greenwich helmet in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XII, no.6, September, 1988, pp.367-393, p.367-ff.plate.CVIII.