Medieval Armor (31 photos)

In medieval times, life was not easy, clothing has played an important role in the flesh to save lives.
Simple clothing fragile tissue was commonplace, the skin was considered a rarity, but the armor was worn only by the wealthy gentlemen.

Armet of Henry VIII, known as & quot; Carapace with horns & quot ;. Innsbruck, Austria, 1511

There are several theories regarding the appearance of the first armor. Some believe that it all started with robes made of wrought iron. Others believe that the protection of wood must also be considered, in this case, we need to remember the truly distant ancestors with stones and sticks. But most people think that the armor came from those hard times, when men were knights, and women languishing in their expectations.

Another strange shell mask, from Augsburg, Germany, 1515.

Variety of shapes and styles of medieval armors should be a separate article:


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