Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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 comment:

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