Punch,  39 (1860), 28–29.

Punch's Book of British Costumes. Chapter XXIII—All About Arms and Armour  [23/42]



Serial, Essay, Drollery

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Military Technology, War

    Noting the great changes that were supposed to have taken place in 'military equipment' during the thirteenth century, describes the changes in the military helmet, and draws attention to its increasingly cumbersome size. Later, describes the introduction of chain-mail as a replacement for the 'old flat-ringed form of armour', and the different shields and 'implements of manslaughter' used during the reign of Edward I. (29) One illustration shows a figure wearing a massive helmet shaped like a barrel.

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