From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Armour of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), 1586 Greenwich armour is the plate armour in a distinctively English style produced by the Royal Almain Armoury founded by Henry VIII in 1511 in Greenwich near London, which continued until the English Civil War.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_armour
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Armour of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), 1586 Greenwich armour is the plate armour in a distinctively English style produced by the Royal Almain Armoury founded by Henry VIII in 1511 in Greenwich near London, which continued until the English Civil War.
- The Jacob Album
Although there were certainly English armourers at work before 1511, indeed they had their own guild in London, it seems that they were both unable to cope with large volume orders, and not able to produce work of the finest quality, and in the latest styles, found in Europe. A payment to Milanese armourers at Greenwich, of £6 2/3 and two hogsheads of wine was made in July 1511; they were under contract for two years from March 1511, and other payments record the setting-up of a mill and the...
Another defining characteristic of Elizabethan-era Greenwich armour is the extravagant use of colour in general to decorate the steel. Older styles of armour-making, such as Maximilian and Gothic, emphasized the shaping of the metal itself, such as fluting and roping, to create artistic designs in the armour, rather than using colour. The Greenwich style, however, came at a time when complicated decoration of the metal with colour, texture and embossed designs was fashionable across Europe. G...
The Greenwich workshop continued producing armours into the reign of James I and Charles I, although the heyday of grand tournaments and exaggerated chivalric pageantry which characterized Elizabethan England had largely passed after the death of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. This transition can be seen in the styling of the post-Jacobean Greenwich armour; gilded decoration and etching is now absent, and the steel is no longer russeted, polished "white" or boldly colored in any other way...
An album, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, was drawn up by Jacob Halder which contains full-colour illustrations of twenty-nine different Greenwich armours for various Elizabethan gentlemen of high rank; many of the armours are part of large garnitures with the additional pieces of exchange also depicted. The album displays a picture of each customer standing in the same stylized pose, with right hand on hip and left hand holding a staff of office, and wearing the armour which was to be furnished for him. The wearers listed in the album include some of the most illustrious and powerful nobles of Elizabeth's court. Among them are Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor of England; Sir Christopher Hatton, who succeeded Bromley as Lord Chancellor and was also rumored to be Queen Elizabeth's lover; Sir Henry Lee, Queen Elizabeth's first official jousting champion; and George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland,...European Weapons and Armor. From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution Ewart Oakeshott, F.S.A ISBN 0-85115-789-0Tudor Knight Christopher Gravett and Graham Turner, ISBN 978-1-84176-970-7The Archaeological Journal(Volume v. 52) - The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1895Notes on arms and armor, Bashford Dean, 1916, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, available online as PDFfrom the Metropolitan Museum of Art
the word "armour" instead "armor" is widely used in living history in oreder to avoid confusion between modern and midevial armors, so the article ought to be named as "Greenwich armour" not "Greenwich armor" (Idot 01:18, 14 July 2009 (UTC))
English-made Greenwich armour sabaton, 1587–1589 A sabaton or solleret is part of a knight 's body armour that covers the foot.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia English-made Greenwich armour sabaton, 1587-89 Antique Japanese (samurai) sode (shoulder guards), showing the individual lames connected to each other by silk lacing (odoshi) A lame is a solid piece of sheet metal used as a component of a larger section of plate armor.
The high-quality English Greenwich armours often included this type of armet from c. 1525. Greenwich-made armets adopted the elegant two-piece visor found on contemporary close helmets; armets of this form were manufactured until as late as 1615. The lower edge of such helmets often closed over a flange in the upper edge of a gorget-piece.
Greenwich armour was a distinctively English style of plate armour of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, produced by the Royal "Almain" Armoury founded by Henry VIII in 1525 in Greenwich. The...
Greenwich armour of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), 1586. This has a different design to that in the miniature by Nicholas Hilliard (at top). The fullest straightforward account of a Tilt is by Lupold von Wedel , a German traveller who saw the 1584 celebrations:
Plate armour is a historical type of personal body armour made from bronze, iron or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer. While there are early predecessors such as the Roman-era lorica segmentata, full plate armour developed in Europe during the Late Middle Ages, especially in the context of the Hundred Years' War, from the coat of plates worn ...
Armour (British English) or armor (American English; see spelling differences) is a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle by direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or activity (e.g., cycling, construction sites, etc.).