Join Curator Tobias Capwell to learn more about our October Treasure of the Month.
Under Elizabeth I, royal favourites were allowed to have armour made by the Queen’s armourers. One was Sir Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, a commander during the Armada invasion (1588). This armour was made in the royal workshop in Greenwich under Jacob Halder around 1587. A garniture is an armour provided with extra parts for different forms of combat. This garniture armour serves all required roles – infantry and light, medium and heavy cavalry use. It is decorated with etching and gilding, reminding us that it is a rich form of clothing as well as fighting equipment.
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