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Military uniforms from the last 1000 years.

Military uniforms from the last 1000 years.

Pourpoint of Charles de Blois. 14th century (1360s). Musee Historique des Tissues, Lyon, France http://www.alfalfapress.com/dress/14thCenturyFightingClothes.pdf

frenchhistory: “ “ Pourpoint de Charles de Blois / Charles de Blois’ doublet ” It is one of the rare civilian costume that survived from the end of the Middle Ages, probably thanks to its.

Gambeson.  The gambeson would be worn beneath the mail coat and/or plate armor to provide an extra layer of padding and absorb some impact of blows.

The gambeson would be worn beneath the mail coat and/or plate armor to provide an extra layer of padding and absorb some impact of blows.

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