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FFOULKES C. Armour & Weapons

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FFOULKES C.
Armour & Weapons
page 61



so unwieldy as the suit of plate. There are several of these brigandines in English and European armouries. These defences weigh as much as 18 lb., and are made of many small pieces of metal. An example in the Tower contains ι,τ.64.1 Fig. 32, from the Beauchamp Pageants (Cotton MS., Julius E. iv), shows an archer of the year 1485 wearing the jack over a shirt of mail. The Jack was used by the rank and file, and was stuffed and wadded or composed of plates of metal or horn laced together with string between layers of leather or linen. 1 Arch. J own., lx. E 2 CHAP. Ill THE WEARING OF ARMOUR 67


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