Medieval Helmets of the 11-12 Centuries Infographic

The head is one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body so throughout history people have sought better ways of protecting it in combat. It’s important to be able to see and move easily, however, so designing helmets has always been a case of trying to balance these competing priorities. Here are 8 designs employed in the Middle Ages to keep people protected.

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Illustrations origionally found at medieval.stormthecastle.com

Alex is a history student at King's College London focusing on Europe and the Near East in the Middle Ages. He currently works writing and editing content for madefromhistory.