Contents Vol I.
I The Britons — An Early Age of Plate-Armor
II The Mailed Warrior
III The Transition Period — From about the Reign of Edward I. to that of Richard II., 1272-1399
IV The Age of Plate-Armor
V The Age of Enriched Armor
Contents Vol II.
II. Chain Mail
III. Gothic Armor
IV. Enriched Armor
V. Firearms and gunlocks
Vol. I Armor in England
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
I. Full suit of armor of Henry, Prince of Wales
II. Second suit of Sir Henry Lee, Master of the Armory
III. First suit of Sir Christopher Hatton, Captain of the Guard
IV. Grand-guard of the suit of George, Earl of Cumberland
V. Grand-guard, used for tilting, belonging to the suit of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
VI. Profile of the helmet belonging to the French suit
VII. Ornament on the tapul of the breastplate belonging to the half-suit of the Earl of Essex
VIII. The sword of Charles I. when Prince of Wales, 1616
Illustrations in the text
1. Hauberk, or byrnie, of chain-mail
2. Norman knights in mail hauberks and conical helmets
3. A complete suit of mail
4. Mail coif, flat-topped, with leather thong
5. Mail coif, round-topped, with jeweled fillet
6. Mail coif, conical top, with coronet and mantelet
7. Helmet of bronze and iron, from County Down
8. Illustration of the development of plate-armor
9. The sleeping guards, from the Easter Sepulchre
10. Melee. From MS. of the fourteenth century
11. The helm and crest of the Black Prince
12. The helm of Richard Pembridge
13. Bassinet from the tomb of Sir John de Melsa
14. A bassinet transformed into a sallad
15. A ridged bassinet with banded camail
16. Effigy of the Black Prince on his tomb
17. Gauntlet from the effigy of Ralph Neville
18. Helm from the tomb of Henry V. in Westminster Abbey
19. Effigy of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
20. The Earl of Warwick slays a “mighty Duke.”
21. The Duke of Gloucester and Earls of Warwick and Stafford chase the Duke of Burgundy from the walls of Calais.
22. Sallad in St. Mary‘s Hall, Coventry; Helm of Sir Giles Capel
23. English tournament helm over the tomb of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, in Wimborne Minster
24. Helm of Sir John Gostwick, in Willington Church
25. The entry of Oueen Isabel into Paris in 1390. From MS. of Froissart
26. Armet of Sir George Brooke, K.G., 8th Lord Cobham
27. English armet from the collection of Seymour Lucas, A.R.A.
28. Complete suit for fighting on foot, made for Henry VIII
29. Suit made for Henry VIII. by Conrad Seusenhofer of Innsbruck, 1511-1514
30. Part of a suit made for Sir Christopher Hatton
31. Armor of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1566-1588
32. A suit of French armor, early seventeenth century
33. Italian suit of blued and gilded steel covered with appliques of gold
34. A part of the ornament of the Italian suit (Fig. 33), drawn real size
35. Demi-suit of the Earl of Essex, with closed helmet, magnificently engraved and gilt
36. Sword, probably of James I., with basket hilt, entirely covered with raised gold damascening
37. The sword of John Hampden, with hilt of carved steel
Vol. II. Foreign Armor in England
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
I. Painted Wooden Shield of the fifteenth century.
II. A Marauder of the “Bandes de Picardie.”
III. Half Suit, engraved and parcel-gilt. Duke of Westminster
IV. Gold Damascening on russet ground.
V. Breast-plate, embossed and parcel-gilt.
VI. Casque of an Officer of the Guard of Cosmo de’ Medici.
VII. Lower part of enriched Chanfron. Suit of Charles I.
VIII. Two Wheel-locks. German and French.
Illustrations in the text
1. Mail Hauberk from Sinigaglia
2. Standard Collar of Mail
3. Gothic Armor. Said to be from the Church of Irene at Constantinople
4. 5. Gothic Armor. Said to be from an old mansion, Tyrol
6. Gothic Armor. Probably Italian
7. St. Michael. By Perugino
8. The Battle of Sant’ Egidio. By Uccello
9. Carved Relief from the Visconti Tomb in the Certosa, Pavia
10. German late Gothic Suit
11. Suit of Maximilian Fluted Armor
12. Maximilian Armor from Eaton Hall
13. Engraved Maximilian Breast-plate
14. Portrait. By Piero di Cosimo
15. Helmet. Presented by Maximilian to Henry VIII.
16. Cap-á-pie Suit of Henry VIII., on a Horse
17. Tilting Helm. Time of Henry VII.
18. Tilting Helmet. Early sixteenth century
19. Tilting Helmet of an Ancestor of Sir Philip Sidney
20. The Sword of Battle Abbey. Fifteenth century
21. Sword of the Fourteenth Century with Guard
22. German Armor. Date about 1570
23. Suit of late Italian Armor. Embossed and damascened
24. Fine Italian Breast-plate, c. 1550
25. Pair of fine Italian Gauntlets. Possibly belonging to the same Suit as the Breast-plate.
26. Embossed Gorget. French, c. 1550.
27. Silver Armor of Charles II. when prince.
28. Sixteenth century Armet of rare form, with double visor.
29. Suit of parcel-gilt Armor. Made for Charles I. when prince.
30. Richly Embossed and Damascened Target. Italian, sixteenth century.
31. Target of Etched Steel. Italian or German, about 1550.
32. Roundel, with National Badges and Inscription.
33. Hilt of Two-handed Sword with the Bear and Ragged Staff on the Pommel and Quillons in chased steel.
34. Venetian Cinquedea, engraved, with Ivory Handle.
35. Main-Gauche with Steel Hilt.
36. Main-Gauche with Silver Guard.
37. Rapier with Silver Guard.
38. Inlaid Ivory Crossbow.
39. Pistol by Lazarino Cominazzo.
40. Early German Wheel-lock Pistol, used by the Reiters.
41. Richly Decorated Flint-lock. Probably Spanish.
42. Snap-hance of Italian make, about 1640.
43, 44. Highland Pistols.