Interpreting the Warwick Shaffron – LECTURE

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Date / time: 20 March, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Royal Armouries Museum

Interpreting the Warwick Shaffron - LECTURE


Dated to around 1400, the Warwick Shaffron is one of the earliest surviving examples of European horse armour. It gives us the rare opportunity to see through the eyes of the warhorse, which embodied the power and technology of the knight in late medieval European warfare.

In this lecture, available to attend in person or online, Eleanor will look in detail at this remarkable object, and explore what it reveals about the construction and development of horse head defences. Learn how the scars borne on the object shed light on medieval warfare; discover more about the significance of the Royal Armouries’ collection of European horse armour; and find out how cutting-edge research has revealed new insights into the medieval warhorse.

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