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The English style : armour design in England, 1400-1500

Capwell, Tobias Emanuel (2004) The English style : armour design in England, 1400-1500. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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This work traces the evolution of plate armour in England during the fifteenth century, and explores the possibility of the existence ofa unique English style of armour design during that time. This style may have been developed because of functional requirements and aesthetic sensibilities particular to the English warrior elite, and therefore may have assumed forms quite different from the prevailing Italian and German styles advanced by the armourers of Milan, Brescia, Augsburg, Innsbruck and the other famous continental centres. Almost no English fifteenth-century armour survives. This work is therefore based primarily on a comprehensive study of the surviving English military funerary monuments, many of which are for the most part unknown and that generally represent the armour and weapons of their subject persons with startling accuracy and attention to detail. The evidence embodied by these effigies of men in armour is compared and contrasted to contemporary developments on the continent, the progression of which is also examined in detail.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: This thesis is available for consultation in print copy at the University of Leeds library. It is not available electronically. http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b2530049~S4
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > University of Leeds Research Centres and Institutes > Institute for Medieval Studies (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > Institute for Medieval Studies (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.414526
Depositing User: Ethos Import
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 10:31
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 10:21
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1072

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