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Description

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

Museum reference

A.1905.489

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Helm

Production information

England, EUROPE

Date

14th century

Materials

Steel

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

Associations

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

References

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

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/art-and-design/pembridge-helm

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