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Pedro Paulo Gaião

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Brigandine+Plackart Plate Armor         Reply with quote

I've been seeing some illustrations from Livro do Armeiro-Mor (1506) and I noticed a kind of standardization when an artist of 1480-1510s wants to represent a king or hero: is very common that it represents the said warrior in a kind of armor whose chest's armor is brigandine with a plackart over it.

Godfrey de bouillon, Livro do Armeiro Mor (1509)

My questions are: When this type of armor began to appear? Why it keeps this trait to be something much more elitist than an armor for lower nobility? I read that in the War of the Roses, certain noblemen covered their brigandines with pounds and pounds of pure silk; knowing that such armor would be a way of expensive, they were simply brigandines of a set of brigs+plackart? This armour is more efficient than "white" harness?

Giovanni Boccaccio, De casibus virorum illustrium (French translation), Bruges ca. 1479-1480 (BL, Royal 14 E V, fol. 439v)
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