English Knight from the time of the battle of Agincourt, from the Agincourt Museum. The English victory at the Battle of Agincourt gave birth to a legend that was immortalized in William Shakespeare's King Henry V. The battle took place in a muddy farmer's field in northern France on October 25, 1415 and was one in a series of encounters between France and England that has become known as the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453).
Armor, ca. 1400 and later,Italian Steel, brass, textile "This armor was restored and assembled into its present form in about 1920. It is composed mostly of pieces from a unique hoard of armor discovered in 1840 in the ruins of a Venetian fortress at Chalcis on the Greek island of Euboea...The velvet covering on this brigandine was added during restoration of the armor. The...visored bascinet, was not part of the Chalcis find, but dates from about the same period." www.metmuseum.org