Illustration of a single crusader, dressed in chain mail and a cross-covered tunic kneeling on one knee with his hands clasped in prayer. His spear with Christian banner are leaning against his shoulder. The banner has two crosses on it. He a sword in a scabbard attached to his belt. Greaves protect his shins and sabatons protect his feet.

A Crusader from the First Crusade Kneels in Prayer

Illustration of a single crusader, dressed in chain mail and a cross-covered tunic kneeling on one knee…

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham wearing armor during the fourteenth century. The illustration shows the extra armor worn by knights and noblemen underneath the surcoats.

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham Wearing Armor

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham wearing armor during the fourteenth century. The illustration…

The illustration shows two knights riding on horses. The knights and noblemen wore surcoats to hide the type of armor worn.

Knights and Noblemen on Horses Wearing Armor

The illustration shows two knights riding on horses. The knights and noblemen wore surcoats to hide…

An illustration of men at arms wearing iron body armor. The illustration shows armors varied by wealth of the soldiers.

Men at Arms Wearing Armor

An illustration of men at arms wearing iron body armor. The illustration shows armors varied by wealth…

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Full Plate

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

Soldier Wearing a Gambeson

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

"A piece of armor protecting the arm; properly, an elbow piece, but sometimes loosely used for the entire brassart. Also garde-de-bras." -Whitney, 1911

Garde-Brace

"A piece of armor protecting the arm; properly, an elbow piece, but sometimes loosely used for the entire…

"In armor, a raised and ornamental ridge terminating the pauldron on the side toward the neck, and intended to prevent blows from glancing from the pauldron." -Whitney, 1911

Garde-Collet

"In armor, a raised and ornamental ridge terminating the pauldron on the side toward the neck, and intended…

"GAUNTLET. Armour for the hand." -Hall, 1862

Gauntlet

"GAUNTLET. Armour for the hand." -Hall, 1862

"The closed helmet seen in profile is appropriated to esquires and gentlemen." -Hall, 1862

Closed Helmet Direct

"The closed helmet seen in profile is appropriated to esquires and gentlemen." -Hall, 1862

"The position of the helmet is a mark of distinction. The direct front view of the grated helmet belongs to sovereign princes and dukes." -Hall, 1862

Grated Helmet Direct

"The position of the helmet is a mark of distinction. The direct front view of the grated helmet belongs…

"The helmet without bars, with the beaver open, standing directly fronting the spectator, denotes a knight." -Hall, 1862

Open Helmet Direct

"The helmet without bars, with the beaver open, standing directly fronting the spectator, denotes a…

"The grated helmet in profile is common to all degrees of peerage under a duke." -Hall, 1862

Grated Helmet Profile

"The grated helmet in profile is common to all degrees of peerage under a duke." -Hall, 1862

"And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:" 2 Maccabees 12:43 
<p>Illustration of Judas' soldiers carrying a box full of twelve thousand drachmas of silver. They are handing the box over to the priest at the temple at Jerusalem. The entrance to the temple is framed by two columns.

Judas Sends Twelve Thousand Drachmas of Silver to Jerusalem

"And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver,…

A member of the Knights Templar, or the Order of Solomon's Temple, rides on horseback with his sword drawn and raised. He is wearing full armor and helmet. His breastplate and shield bear an image of the cross. His horse is rearing up on its hind legs. The horse is fully dressed. The knight's head is bowed as if he is getting ready to charge.

A Knight Templar Rides into Battle on Horseback

A member of the Knights Templar, or the Order of Solomon's Temple, rides on horseback with his sword…

Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative cross. It also includes two men having a sword fight. The man on the left is wearing a shield from the close of the 14th century, while the man on the right uses a shield from the close of the 13th century. The man on the right is on horseback. Both men have their swords raised and are wearing full armor.

Medieval Shields from the 13th and 14th Centuries

Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative…

An illustration of a knight and three men at arms wearing iron armors during the fourteenth century.

Fourteenth Century Knight and Men at Arms

An illustration of a knight and three men at arms wearing iron armors during the fourteenth century.

This etched ornament star-shape panel is a 16th century design found on a armour. It is a polygonal shape of a radiating axis. Edited by FCIT to present complete image.

Etched Ornament Star-Shape Panel

This etched ornament star-shape panel is a 16th century design found on a armour. It is a polygonal…