"Should the Warrior of Today Wear Armor?"

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Title

"Should the Warrior of Today Wear Armor?"

Subject

armor, armour, Bashford Dean, highway man, knight, knighthood, knights, Metropolitan Museum, Ned Kelly, New York, New York Times, warfare,

Description

An article in the New York Times on September 19, 1915, advocating the use of armor/armour and citing the example of Ned kelly. The article was written by Bashford Dean, Curator of Armor at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Professor Dean notes that in 1880 Ned Kelly was able to survive a considerable time in badly made armour and could only be injured, and that if present-day (1915) soldiers wore professionally made armour they would be likely to prove victorious in trench warfare. The article is a good example of how the fame of Ned Kelly and his armour, making him similar to a medieval knight, had spread abroad by a fairly early date. The article also features illustrations of post-medieval armour.

Creator

Bashford, Dean, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Source

The New York Times

Publisher

The New York Times

Date

19 September 1915

Rights

The New York Times

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English

Files

Citation

“"Should the Warrior of Today Wear Armor?",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/43.