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Gauntlet, Armor of Sir George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland England (Greenwich), 1580-85

Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland (detail of scrollwork) ENGLISH,MADE IN THE ROYAL WORKSHOPS CA 1580-85

Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberland

Made in the Royal Workshops: Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland [English (Greenwich)] (32.130.6) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art The decorations on the armor were the Tudor rose, the French Fleur-de-lis, and the Cipher of Queen Elizabeth the 1st which is two E's Back to back. This Armor consist of a Garniture for field and tournament use.

Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, ca. 1580–85 Made in the Royal Workshops English (Greenwich) Steel, etched, blued, and gilded H. 69 1/2 in. (176.5 cm), Wt. 60 lb. (27.2 kg) Munsey Fund, 1932 (32.130.6)

Armour of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558 - 1605). Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, NYC.

Closeup of Half armor made in Brescia Italy the principal supplier of the Republic of Venice 1580 CE etched and blackened steel (1) by mharrsch, via Flickr

Margaret Clifford (née Russell), Countess of Cumberland (7 July, 1560 – 24 May, 1616) was an English noblewoman and maid of honor to Elizabeth I. Lady Margaret was born in Exeter, England to Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford and Margaret St. John. On 24 June, 1577 she married George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland the son of Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland and Anne Dacre.

Gauntlet of Cuirassier Armor presented by Magdalena Sibylla margravine of Brandenburg to her husband Prince Elector Johann Georg I of Saxony 1612 CE Italy or France (2)

Armor for use in the field made in Milan Italy perhaps for Sir William Herbert First Earl of Pembroke 1550 CE Etched and partially gilded steel (3), via Flickr.

Armour of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke | Flickr - Photo Sharing!