IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1205: 'How a man shall be armyd at his ese when he schal fight on foot': Combat Armour in the 15th Century - A Demonstration

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:The Royal Armouries, Leeds
Organiser:Graeme Rimer, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Graeme Rimer, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Abstract

Interpreters from the Royal Armouries Museum will show what was worn under armour, and why and how the armour was attached to this garment. The armour worn is an accurate replica of plate armour of the period. From the study of 15th-century fight-books they will demonstrate fighting techniques using the poleaxe or the hand-and-a-half-sword. Royal Armouries’ interpreters are the most experienced practitioners in the world of this type of historic European martial art and regularly perform foot combat, both at the museum and at historic sites.