Irish warriors, early 16th century


Anonymous woodcut of Irish warriors, 'DRAVN AFTER THE QVICKE' (from life), dated to the reign of Henry VIII.
(Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology).

Note the forearm armour worn by the Bonnacht in red.
This is the source for a figure in Irish as they stand accoutred being at the service of the late King Henry by Lucas d'Heere, about 1575




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