These were different times, and the arming and protection of infantry was almost ad hoc and depended to some degree on the soldier himself. Armour was quite varied, but was generally of one inexpensive form or another – mostly padded textile coats. Chain mail and scale armour was worn by those who were able to get a hold of it, even among the common soldiery. War hats were generally helmets of choice, made of iron or hardened leather reinforced with iron, although other forms of head protection such as skull-caps of iron or hardened leather were also typical.

This is a spearman of the Earl De Warrenne who was instrumental for the English monarchy in the many sojourns against the Scots. De Warrenne died in mysterious circumstances only a few months after Bannockburn at the age of 41.

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