The Royal Armoury at Greenwich 1515-1649: A History of Its Technology (Royal Armouries Monograph) e-book
by Anthony de Reuck,Alan Williams
Traces the metallurgical development of the Royal armoury at Greenwich from its inception in 1515 to its closure in 1649.
Traces the metallurgical development of the Royal armoury at Greenwich from its inception in 1515 to its closure in 1649. The technical competence of the armourers is assessed by means of metallographic analysis of more than 60 of their products.
Paperback: 140 pages. Publisher: Trustees of the Royal Armouries (November 30, 1995). ISBN13:9780948092220. Release Date:January 1995.
Alan Williams, Anthony de Reuck. Traces the metallurgical development of the Royal armoury at Greenwich from its inception in 1515 to its closure in 1649.
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Williams, Alan, and Anthony de Reuck. The Royal Armoury at Greenwich 1515–1649: A History of Its Technology. Royal Armouries Monograph, Vol. 4. Leeds: Trustees of the Royal Armouries, 1995. pp. 93–94, ill. Reuck, Anthony de. "Greenwich Revisited: or Gunpowder and the Obsolescence of Armour. The Journal of the Arms and Armour Society 15, no. 7 pp. 426–43. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002.
Also "The Royal Armoury at Greenwich, 1515-1649 : a history of its technology" WILLIAMS, Alan ; REUCK, Anthony de ; (they sent their metal out to a "batter mill" to be made into sheet. Also remember that medieval armour was not uniform in thickness a single piece might vary in thickness by 50% with impact zones being thicker than covered edges