Subject: 'Ironside' harquebusier
Culture: Stuart, Puritan English
Setting: Stuart dynasty, England 17thc
Leeds City Museum > Story of Leeds*
"'Lobster-tailed' helmet 1640-1650, a worn by Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentary troops"
"Breastplate 1640-1650, of the type worn by Cromwell's troops"
"Canon [SIC] ball Found near King Lane, Moortown, Leeds" ...
* Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery
"Armour English, about 1660 This armour was made for a light cavalryman, or harquebusier.
The quality of the armour means that it was probably made for an officer.
"The helmet, breast-plate and back-plate (the cuirass) and elbow gauntlets were shot-proof.
The buff coat worn underneath could resist sword cuts. The harquebusier would have been armed with a sword,
a pair of pistols and a short gun known as a harquebus.
"This armour is composed of various pieces of the same period and style." ....