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Hourglass gauntlet gadlings, based on the surviving example from the funerary achievement of Edward the Black Prince.

Hourglass gauntlet gadlings, based on the surviving example from the funerary achievement of Edward the Black Prince.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July

Ancient European (Roman) riveted mail, part of a lorica hamata, with flat section links that still show traces of gilding, Vindonissa Museum.

Ancient European (Roman) riveted mail, part of a lorica hamata, with flat section links that still show traces of gilding, Vindonissa Museum.

Switzerland La Sarraz - Chapelle St Antoine Francois I de La Sarra 1363 tomb 1390 24.JPG (1145×3185)

Switzerland La Sarraz - Chapelle St Antoine Francois I de La Sarra 1363 tomb 1390

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons. Visby #24.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons. Visby #24.

KING EDWARD III - Roll of Arms of the Knights of the Garter installed during his reign Art Print

Roll of Arms - Knights of the Garter Installed during the Reign of King Edward III Art Print

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July

Edward of Woodstock Black Prince. Sword and scabbard

Edward of Woodstock Black Prince. Sword and scabbard

Edward Woodstock Prince of Wales (1330 - 1376)  The Black Prince

Edward Woodstock Prince of Wales - The Black Prince

Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine, KG (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376): the eldest son of King Edward III.

Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine, KG June 1330 – 8 June the eldest son of King Edward III.

European riveted mail coif, detail view, believed to be genuine, preserved in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. A comparison has been made with one of the coifs from Korsbetningen which was cleaned in 1983 and where the pattern of the rings can be determined. Similarities in the construction and distribution of the "idle rings" support the opinion that the "Edinburgh coif" is an original mail coif from the l3th or l4th century. A4.

European riveted mail coif, detail view, believed to be genuine, preserved in…

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July

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