GERMAN KNIGHT, DIETER VON HOHENBERG d.1381

An extract from Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2
by Ian Heath


107.      GERMAN KNIGHT, DIETER VON HOHENBERG d.1381

There are a number of obvious differences between the last figure and this Bavarian knight, the principal one being the evolution of the smaller plates of 106’s armour into the single breastplate worn here, with its fauld or skirt of iron hoops, the whole being rivetted to a lining and cover of fabric. His arms and legs, however, are again only protected by splinted leather as described under 105. Indeed, the development of plate armour in Germany took somewhat longer than it did in England and France, and German effigies dating to as late as c.1430 continue to portray types of armour that had effectively disappeared from the latter countries by about 1380.



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