English Soldiers' Kits Through The Centuries

This is pretty sweet. The full kits of English/British soldiers through the centuries, as assembled and photographed by Thom Atkinson. The Hundred Years' War longbowmen at Agincourt are my favorites.

1066 huscarl, Battle of Hastings
1485 Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Bosworth
1709 private soldier, Battle of Malplaquet
1916 private soldier, The Somme
2014 close-support sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province

1982 Royal Marine Commando, Falklands War
1588 trainband caliverman, Tilbury
1415 longbowman, Agincourt
Thom Atkinson via The Telegraph


  1. My heritage, it's really interesting to see the volume of kit all laid out like that.


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