Guttman, Jon
March 2008
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p21
The article talks about the many forms of body armor. Among the most versatile is the covering of interlinked metal rings popularly known as chain mail. The Romans first encountered mail when they fought the Celts. During the Middle Ages, a knight would often sheath his entire body in mail, but in the 1300s plate armor started to supplement and later supplant it. Given the meticulousness involved in its hand manufacture, mail could be more expensive than plate armor.


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