Mark Griffin wrote:Just found this, worn by King Dom João I in the battle of Aljubarrota (14th August 1385) along with an artists impression.
Niiiiiiiice! never seen this, there is still stuff to discover!
Mark Griffin wrote:looks like the buttons are right on the edge of the right hand side, pretty typical for the period, with a plastron behind to ensure no gap. Its not really a primary defensive garment so doesn't need to be too chunky. I'm in that neck of the woods late July so might try and pop in.
pics if possible ?
gregory23b wrote:Obrigado Jorge.
Nuts, that is a bit far away from where we are staying.
We will be going to Batalha in any case. Not sure if the wife would let me go to Guimarães, mind, you never know
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