Ancient Medieval Warriors Helmets & Armours

Roman, Spartan, Corinthian, Viking, Warrior & Medieval Helmets, Armour, Helmets & Accessories

This erroneous but common belief is probably a result of the romantic notion of the “knight in shining armor,” an image that itself harbors a host of further misconceptions. First, knights rarely fought alone, nor did medieval and Renaissance armies consist entirely of mounted knights. Although knights were the dominant force of most of these armies, they were invariably—and with time increasingly so—supported (and opposed) by foot soldiers, such as archers, pikemen, crossbowmen, and hand gunners. During a campaign, a knight depended on a small host of retainers, squires, and attendants who lent armed support and looked after his horses, armour, and other equipment—not to mention peasants and craftsmen