Late 15th C Helmets » Hexham

Traditionally this helmet is believed to have been worn by the Duke of Somerset during the Battle of Hexham fought in 1464. It was kept within Hexham Abbey after the Duke’s execution and burial within the Abbey. During the English Civil War Colonel John Fenwick removed the helmet for his own use but following his death at the Battle of Marston Moor the helmet was retrieved along Colonel Fenwick’s skull and both were returned to the Abbey. The helmet is currently on display in Hexham Old Gaol museum as part of the 550th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Hexham.

Traditionally this helmet is believed to have been worn by the Duke of Somerset during the Battle of Hexham fought in 1464. It was kept within Hexham Abbey after the Duke’s execution and burial within the Abbey. During the English Civil War Colonel John Fenwick removed the helmet for his own use but following his death at the Battle of Marston Moor the helmet was retrieved along Colonel Fenwick’s skull and both were returned to the Abbey. The helmet is currently on display in Hexham Old Gaol museum as part of the 550th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Hexham.

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