An Analysis of 1300 Effigies
Dated Between 1300 and 1450
Douglas W. Strong
- This project was started to answer a couple of simple
questions about when particular pieces of armour came into and went
out of fashion. In particular I was interested in the date range of
the centrally hinged visor on bascinets and when uncovered
globose body defenses came into popularity.
- While searching for the answers to these questions I
thought it might be interesting to examine all the parts of armour in
the age of the transition from mail to plate. What follows is the
result of that search.
- I have done my best to be as methodical and complete
as possible. However some errors are certainly going to be present.
For those errors I take full responsibility.
- The dates used for this analysis were based on the date of the creation
of the effigy (where available) rather than the date of death of the person
- The data is inclusive of both flat monumental brasses
and three dimensional monumental effigies.
600 English Effigies
300 German Effigies
300 French Effigies
1300 Effigies From All Countries
Effigies and Brasses: Database & Image Collection.