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Great helm placed above the tomb of Sir Richard Pembridge in Hereford Cathedral after his death in 1375: probably English, before 1375

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Weapons and Accessories

Object name


Production information

England, Northern Europe


14th century



Physical description

Constructed from three plates of plain steel; the low conical crown-plate is overlapped by the truncated cone of the skull-plate, which is itself overlapped by the side-plate


Noel Paton Collection
Burlington Fine Arts Club
Pembridge, Richard, Sir, 1375 (d.)
Hereford (Hereford Cathedral), Herefordshire, England, Northern Europe


  • Window on the World (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland


Britton, Beauties of England and Wales

Archaeologia Scotica, Part II, Vol. V

Baron de Cosson and W. Burges, Helmets and Mail, 1881

Gough, R., Sepulchral Monuments in Great Britain, London, 1786-96, Vol. 1, p. 135

Norman, A.V.B., Arms and Armour in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, 1972, pp. 13-14

Spalding, D., ‘An unrecorded English helm of c.1370’, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, IX, 1977, pp. 6-9

Norman, A.V.B., and Wilson, G.M., Treasures from the Tower of London, London, 1982, pp. 40-1

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