Medieval Military Costume, Paperback Book

Medieval Military Costume Paperback

Part of the Europa Militaria series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Anyone interested in the daily lives of ordinary men and women between the 14th and 16th centuries will enjoy this colour guide to the civilian and military clothing of the period.

Based on an examination of a wide range of sources Gerry Embleton illustrates a wide range of clothing, including mail and helmets, armour, under garments, clothes worn by women on campaign, livery and everyday items.

Many garments are recreated and modelled by live models in the large number of colour photographs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 160 colour photographs
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Uniforms & insignia
  • ISBN: 9781861263711



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I found this book interesting in that I had owned some of the other Europa Militaria Special books pertaining to WWII and had found them to be excellent. I did not know that the series had dabbled in the medieval time period and when I had found it I could expect a very good book. II does not stress the armour components of medieval dress quite as much as I would have wanted but it is filled with large color photos of models wearing modern replica pieces of armour. I did learn a few things from this book thanks to Gerry Embleton's ability to make the technical simple. Along with the illustrations, one could see how certain things were made, or fitted, or work that one may have had a hard time visualizing before. All in all a good reference book and Mr. Embleton's writing style does make what is supposed to be a very technical piece understandable and very readable.