English halberdier, 1513
During the reign of King Henry VIII's English army led military action against the two main enemies: France and Scotland. France was the principal enemy of England. In the summer of 1513 Henry VIII landed near Calais, head of an army numbering about 30 000 people. Guard Duke of Northumberland, who participated in the French campaign, consisted of 100 men armed with halberds. Soldier specially purchased for the Duke, "the German armor." Complements the set of helmet - Italian salad with a movable visor. On the legs tight blue leggings. Cuirass decorated with traditional English red cross of St. George. Weapon: sword and halberd made in Germany.