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plate armour

armour made of thin metal plates, which superseded mail during the 14th century
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  • plate armour reached the perfection of workmanship in the second half of the fifteenth century.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • These mail gussets were to protect the parts not covered by the plate armour.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The shirt is also of chain-mail, while the arms and legs are protected by plate armour.

  • The last survival of plate armour is to be found in the gorget.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The legs are protected by greaves of plate armour, with ornamental lengths up the middle.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • Those worn by the Crusaders were of chain, and later of plate armour.

    The Evolution of Fashion Florence Mary Gardiner
  • In the north aisle is an altar-tomb, with the effigies of a knight in plate armour, with a collar of SS.

  • Mills is wrong in supposing that plate armour was not at all known before the beginning of the thirteenth century.

    The History of Chivalry G. P. R. James
  • Over the side, lowered by stout ropes, came the figure of a man fully clad in plate armour—the dreaded Luigi Spinola himself.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • Every part of the body was defended by plate armour; and from crown to toe the knight was cased in steel.

    Cressy and Poictiers John G. (John George) Edgar

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