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Men-at-Arms, Fourteenth Century

Men-at-Arms, Fourteenth Century.jpg PikemanThumbnailsKnight of the latter part of the Thirteenth CenturyPikemanThumbnailsKnight of the latter part of the Thirteenth Century

Next, round plates of metal, called placates or roundels, were applied to shield the armpits from a thrust; and sometimes they were used also at the elbow to protect the inner side of the joint where, for the convenience of motion, it was destitute of armour. An example of a roundel at the shoulder will be seen in one of the men-at-arms in the woodcut

The Project Gutenberg eBook, Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages, by Edward Lewes Cutts
Published in 1911