Session Title

Dress and Textiles II: How Shall a Man Be Armed? (A Demonstration)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion)

Organizer Name

Robin Netherton

Organizer Affiliation

DISTAFF

Presider Name

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Manchester

Paper Title 1

Evolution of Armor during the Hundred Years War

Presenter 1 Name

Liz Johnson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Paper Title 2

Participant

Presenter 2 Name

James Barker

Presenter 2 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Paper Title 3

Participant

Presenter 3 Name

Thomas Taylor

Presenter 3 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Paper Title 4

Participant

Presenter 4 Name

Bob Charrette

Presenter 4 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Paper Title 5

Participant

Presenter 5 Name

Jeff Johnson

Presenter 5 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Start Date

10-5-2013 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1005

Description

Members of La Belle Compagnie, a living history organization focusing on English life during the period of the Hundred Years War, will dress four representative English “knights” (from approximately 1350, 1380, 1415, and 1450) in historically accurate reproduction armor to illustrate trends in armor design and techniques over this period. The presentation will include documentary, pictorial, and material evidence, supplemented by the knights’ feedback on the practical experience of wearing and working in each type of armor.

Robin Netherton

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Dress and Textiles II: How Shall a Man Be Armed? (A Demonstration)

Fetzer 1005

Members of La Belle Compagnie, a living history organization focusing on English life during the period of the Hundred Years War, will dress four representative English “knights” (from approximately 1350, 1380, 1415, and 1450) in historically accurate reproduction armor to illustrate trends in armor design and techniques over this period. The presentation will include documentary, pictorial, and material evidence, supplemented by the knights’ feedback on the practical experience of wearing and working in each type of armor.

Robin Netherton