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A photograph of a suit of armour at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The suit is made of plate armour, dating it to post 1300. The suit includes a helmet with visor, breastplate, gorget, cuisse, and poleyn.

This article from the Sunday Times in 1907 comments on what the author views as the un-gentlemanly state of sporting ethic in the early twentieth century. It likens the use of padding and helmets in sports such as cricket, baseball and football to…