Late 15th C Helmets » Blithfield Sallet

The Blithfield Sallet, supposedly worn by Richard Bagot who was killed at Bosworth fighting for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (1485).This family heirloom was later used as a funeral helm in St Leonard’s Church, Blithfield. The addition to the lower edge of the visor is the top lame of a 16thC pauldron. The helmet is now on display at Lichfield Heritage Centre

The Blithfield Sallet, supposedly worn by Richard Bagot who was killed at Bosworth fighting for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (1485).This family heirloom was later used as a funeral helm in St Leonard’s Church, Blithfield. The addition to the lower edge of the visor is the top lame of a 16thC pauldron. The helmet is now on display at Lichfield Heritage Centre

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