plate armour reached the perfection of workmanship in the second half of the fifteenth century.
These mail gussets were to protect the parts not covered by the plate armour.
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.
The legs are protected by greaves of plate armour, with ornamental lengths up the middle.
Those worn by the Crusaders were of chain, and later of plate armour.
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.
Over the side, lowered by stout ropes, came the figure of a man fully clad in plate armour—the dreaded Luigi Spinola himself.
Every part of the body was defended by plate armour; and from crown to toe the knight was cased in steel.