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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Helmets

Greenwich Tournament Helmet

Period:
17th Century
Description:

Greenwich armour is the plate armour in a distinctively English style produced by the Royal Almain Armoury founded by Henry VIII in 1511 in Greenwich near London, which continued until the English Civil War. The armoury was formed by imported master armourers hired by Henry VIII, initially including some from Italy and Flanders, as well as the Germans who dominated during most of the 16th century.

 

This helmet is believed to have been created some time 1580 - 1600. Used in a funerary achievement it has traces of blued and gilt finishes with areas of pitting across the helmet.

Place of Production:
Greenwich
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000370
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure Trust


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