Cavaliers And Roundheads Pictures

Roundheads And Cavalier Armour

Very few Civil War units wore full cuirassier armour - the last echo of the medieval knight -with a close helmet or a burgonet and full torso, shoulder, arm and thigh armour. Although it gave very good protection it was expensive, difficult to maintain for whole units on campaign, and exhaustingly heavy and hot to fight in for a generation of men who - unlike their ancestors - had not been raised from boyhood to bear it. After the rout, at Roundway Down in July 1643, of Parliamentarian Sir...