Seminar: Dr Ralph Moffat

Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 3.00pmThe ‘Avant’ Harness, Milanese, 1438-40 (E.1939.65.e). (R.L. Scott bequest, 1939. © Glasgow Museums)

‘wele & sufficiently arayed as it apertiens to their degree’: Arms & Armour of Fighting Men at the time of Agincourt

This seminar will be led by Dr Ralph Moffat, Curator of European Arms & Armour at Glasgow Museums. It will present objects from Glasgow Museums’ collections to provide a better understanding of the equipment used by the fighting men of this time.

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Further Reading

  • Blair, C., European Armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700 (London, 1958)
  • –– European and American Arms, c. 1100-1850 (London, 1962)
  • Capwell, T., Armour of the English Knight, 1400-1450(London, 2015)
  • Moffat, R., ‘Armourers and Armour: Textual Evidence’, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles ofthe British Isles, c. 450-1450, ed. G. Owen-Crocker, E. Coatsworth and M. Hayward (Leiden, 2012), pp. 49-52
  • –– ‘The Importance of Being Harnest: Armour, Heraldry and Recognition in the Mêlée’, Battle & Bloodshed: The Medieval World at War, ed. L. Bleach and K. Borrill (Newcastle, 2013), pp. 5-24
    –– ‘“A hard harnest man”: The Armour of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of March’,Transactions of the
    East Lothian Antiquarian Society 30 (2015), 21-37
  • –– ‘“Armed & redy to come to the felde”: Arming for the Judicial Duel in 15th-Century England’, Courts of Chivalry and Admiralty in Late Medieval Europe, ed. A. Musson and N. Ramsay (Woodbridge, 2018), pp. 121-33
  • –– ‘Arms and Armour’, A Companion to Chivalry, ed. R. W. Jones and P. Coss (Woodbridge, 2019), pp. 159-85

First published: 13 September 2021