Archer Helmet (The War of the Roses)
Product Name: Archer Helmet (The War of Roses)
Construction: 16 Gauge Steel
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- Features smoothly rounded top and flared neck guard
- 16 Gauge steel
- Natural leather liner and chin strap
This helmet is of the type known as an archer's helm. This shape was commonly seen during the Wars of the Roses in England from 1455 to 1485. The rounded top and flared neck guard provided protection from missiles coming from above, while the wide face opening allowed for the unimpeded vision necessary for an accurate aim.
This premium helmet features an attached liner and chin-strap in natural leather.
Reproduced in steel, it is fully wearable by most adults.
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War of Roses Archer Helm original in museum Original Archer Helm in the museum
The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic civil wars for the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (the "red" and the "white" rose, respectively). They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period.
Many examples of this type of helmet have survived and are on display in museums. This helmet can also be seen in many paintings and manuscripts from the period.
This particular helmet is based on an original that currently resides in the collection of the museum in The Royal Armouries Leeds, UK.
Hermann Historica Auction number 65, Lot number 58 shows a similar helmet from the same timeframe.