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ca. 1400 - 'Apocalypse de Saint Jean', facsimile, Flemish, néerlandais 3, BnF, Paris, Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor, Ronda, Spain | by RO EL (Roel Renmans)
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ca. 1400 - 'Apocalypse de Saint Jean', facsimile, Flemish, néerlandais 3, BnF, Paris, Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor, Ronda, Spain

The knight in this facsimile of a well-known manuscript wears Flemish early "alwhite armour", which means armour that is not covered by any fabric, consisting entirely of plates and not mail. His breastplate ends high on the waist. It will evolve into the Kastenbrust which will be highly popular in German lands (and to a certain degree in The Low Countries) from the 1420s onwards. Fashionable is the fauld wih a cut-out at the groin to be able to ride a horse. The bascinet's camail is still made of mail and not plate. Note the modern rounded visor.

Compare the armour to the funeral monument of Lancelot de Bertaymont (+1418) in Mons, Belgium: www.flickr.com/photos/roelipilami/1578250731/in/set-72157...

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Taken on August 2, 2012