A Suit of Plate Armour at the Perth Medieval Fayre


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A Suit of Plate Armour at the Perth Medieval Fayre


Apparel, armament, armour, battle, body armour, defensive armament, garment, handcrafted, handmade armour, knight, metalwork, medieval armour, medieval craft, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, plate armour, skirmish, protective clothing, re-creation, recreation, steel, WA, WAMA, warfare, weaponry, Western Australia, Western Australian Medieval Alliance


A suit of plate armour on display at the Perth medieval Fayre. This type of armour, consisting of a breastplate and various other plates to protect the arms, legs, elbows, hands and shoulders, was crafted from steel and began to replace chainmail as the favoured armour for knights during the fourteenth century. For an explanation of changes to plate armour, including the addition and development of rerebraces, vambraces, pauldrons and gauntlets, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, see Kelly DeVries, Medieval Military Technology, Peterborough, Broadview press, 1992.

The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance (WAMA). In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.


McEwan, Joanne


19 March 2011


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