Lent by The Royal Armouries, Leeds 36.2008
The Royal Armouries in Leeds, England, is home to one of the finest collections of arms and armor and anannual international jousting tournament.
A burgonet is a light, open helmet characterized by a peak, a fall over the eyes, and hinged earpieces. It was used by cavalry in the 1500s and 1600s and sometimes worn with a buffe or separate detachable element that would protect the face and throat.
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