Fashion for Fighting: Fabric Armor in the Latter Middle Ages
Lecture by Jess Finley
Given at the Oakeshott Institute on November 17, 2023
Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss some of the types of defensive garments that existed in the 15th century through discussion and analysis of five different extant examples. Modern reconstructed samples of the garments will be available at the talk, which will help inform our exploration of the different construction methods that were used in the period.
Top Image: Late-medieval Jack, National Museum of Scotland collection. Photo by Kim Traynor / Wikimedia Commons