EXAMPLES OF IMPERIAL MILITARY DRESS c.1578

Text by Simon Chick
Engraving by Jost Amman


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    Figure 7: A cavalryman armed with what appears to be a stirrup crossbow. His costume is typically German and illustrates fashionable slashes as well as parti-coloured jerkins and tight-fitting hose. The wide brimmed hat has a bolt pinned to it which appears to have been common practice in the sixteenth century. He has a sword and a dagger at his waist.

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