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Medieval Armour Seminar

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Not sure if this is the right topic area for this, but tomorrow at 3pm UK time (wed 6th Oct) University of Glasgow's Centre for War Studies is hosting our National Museum's curator of European Weapons and Armour for a talk entitled:

‘wele & sufficiently arayed as it apertiens to their degree’: Arms & Armour of Fighting Men at the time of Agincourt


This seminar will be led by Dr Ralph Moffat, Curator of European Arms & Armour at Glasgow Museums. It will present objects from Glasgow Museums’ collections to provide a better understanding of the equipment used by the fighting men of this time.

For zoom details please email arts-warstudies@glasgow.ac.uk 

Further Reading

  • Blair, C., European Armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700 (London, 1958)
  • –– European and American Arms, c. 1100-1850 (London, 1962)
  • Capwell, T., Armour of the English Knight, 1400-1450(London, 2015)
  • Moffat, R., ‘Armourers and Armour: Textual Evidence’, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles ofthe British Isles, c. 450-1450, ed. G. Owen-Crocker, E. Coatsworth and M. Hayward (Leiden, 2012), pp. 49-52
  • –– ‘The Importance of Being Harnest: Armour, Heraldry and Recognition in the Mêlée’, Battle & Bloodshed: The Medieval World at War, ed. L. Bleach and K. Borrill (Newcastle, 2013), pp. 5-24
    –– ‘“A hard harnest man”: The Armour of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of March’,Transactions of the
    East Lothian Antiquarian Society 30 (2015), 21-37
  • –– ‘“Armed & redy to come to the felde”: Arming for the Judicial Duel in 15th-Century England’, Courts of Chivalry and Admiralty in Late Medieval Europe, ed. A. Musson and N. Ramsay (Woodbridge, 2018), pp. 121-33
  • –– ‘Arms and Armour’, A Companion to Chivalry, ed. R. W. Jones and P. Coss (Woodbridge, 2019), pp. 159-85

You can register to attend by emailing arts-warstudies@glasgow.ac.uk.

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