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plate armour

armour made of thin metal plates, which superseded mail during the 14th century
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  • Notice the plate armour and collar of saints, also sword and dagger.

  • These mail gussets were to protect the parts not covered by the plate armour.

    Armour & Weapons

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

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • Those worn by the Crusaders were of chain, and later of plate armour.

    The Evolution of Fashion Florence Mary Gardiner
  • How can you tilt in plate armour, you who have never bestridden a charger?

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit Charlotte M. Yonge
  • A quilted coat was worn beneath the mail, if not a second one between the mail and plate armour.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • plate armour reached the perfection of workmanship in the second half of the fifteenth century.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • They were complete suits of armour—one representing a knight in plate armour, the other a Crusader in chain-mail.

  • It will be readily understood that the change from mail to plate armour was not brought about at once.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • 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

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