It was generally formed of small overlapping rings of plate, and attached either to the body armour or to the armet.
The body armour I don't so much mind, now that I am fairly in the saddle.
The term was also given to a stitched, wadded lining for body armour.
Over the body armour was a garment, called by Chaucer “the cote-armoure, as white as is the lily floure.”
Your armour fits you as if made for you, save that these cuishes scarce meet your body armour.
As we have shown, these great helms were not attached to the body armour and were thus liable to be struck off in battle.
Reichel proceeds from the imaginary postulate that a man who has a body-covering shield dispenses with body armour.
Defensive armour consists of body armour, protections for the head and the limbs, and various types of shield.
The present article deals with the helmet during the middle ages down to the close of the period when body armour was worn.
The body armour is covered by a jupon; the tilting helmet has a knights chapeau and drapery carrying the lion crest.