Armour for horse. A suit of armour was not only intended to protect its wearer from missiles, swords or hammer blows. A suit such as this drew attention to one’s social status, one’s fashion consciousness and, by virtue of its great cost, one’s wealth.
Le Trappiste is a specialist beer bar located in an 800 year old medieval cellar in the heart of Bruges, only 300 metres away from the main Market Square. 12 beers on tap including regular guestbeers, 80 bottled and 20 or so on guestboard. We have an international beerlist with beers from Belgium,the Netherlands, UK, Denmark,Germany,USA,Norway, Italy.. Well worth a visit if you love beer!
Jousting Weapon: Lance - used in tournaments. It was designed to reduce the number of potential injuries to the knights. The purpose of the jousting lance was to unhorse a rider in single combat, such as in the "joust for peace." The vamplate was added to the lance to protect the hand. It first appeared as a small protective disk but grew to a conical shape by the 14th century. (11th-17th Century)
Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. LaRocca, and Dirk H. Breiding (2005). The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620 | An integral part of Renaissance culture, the horse was not only a beast of burden and means of transportation but also a sign of rank and status. Read online or download a PDF of this out of print Met publication. #horses