Medieval London

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Fig. 4 Image depicting a medieval individual holding a bow and arrow from the British Library.

This aquamanile possibly hails from Lower Saxony and is made of bronze. Aquamaniles were used in both religious and non-religious settings, though this object's original owner is not specified. The knight seen here is wearing some kind of prick spur…

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This ivory chess piece is an excellent example of the armor used to protect humans and horses after 1350. The knight can also clearly be seen wearing rowel spurs, which by this time, according to Blanche M. A. Ellis and Geoff Egan, had become more…

This is a combination firearm and mace from the 1560s.

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This particular piece of chain mail is 270mm in length by 300mm in width. The mail composes a surface with six points. While a few of the edges use bronze rings, the rest of the fabric is composed of iron and copper alloy.

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This particular piece of chain mail is 900mm in length by 600mm in width, weighing approximately 14kg. The mail composes a shirt with sleeves that extend about halfway down the forearm and slightly below the torso.

A blunt weapon used to bludgeon an opponent to death. It features a wooden shaft with a metal head and is used in close quarters combat. The weapon is 550mm in length and 105mm in width.

The leader of the Peasants' Revolt, Wat Tyler, is depicted here as being stabbed by William Walworth, Mayor of London. Walworth stabbed Tyler with a baselard, and although it is considered a type of dagger, in reality, along with this depiction, it…

This is a baselard, which is a type of dagger with a long, swordlike blade. This baselard has a 650 mm long blade made of iron, a 132 mm long and 108 mm wide wooden hilt, and is 782 mm long overall.
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