||The armour at the upper left, (Painted black
though the picture doesn't show it well) ca late 16th cent. Is also Swiss,
the armour above, Brunswick ca 1540 is a good example of what happens most
of the time to arms that are articulated on leathers only. In this case
the vanbraces are missing. Most of these arms lost the elbows as well. The
armour at the left, ca 1540, made in Italy, is important for several reasons.
The lines of the pauldren plates is very influential on Blankenshields designs.
The elbows are on leathers only and there are no turners. This armour was
once a nonfunctional museum display piece and had to be extensively altered
in order to restore it to a wearable condition. Here it is being worn by
one of her majesties royal marines.