Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe: Proud Lookes and Brave Attire (Hardcover)

Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe: Proud Lookes and Brave Attire

Of all the riches of the sixteenth-century European nobleman, none spoke more powerfully of his heroism, wealth, and taste than his armor, clothing, and weapons. Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s popular arms and armor collection—which includes the armor of such notables as Henry IV of France and Philip III of Spain–Angus Patterson looks at the suits designed to kill, protect, and impress.  Here are parade suits, lavishly embossed and gilded, decorated with plume (more…)

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