Ring mail, chain mail, plate mail, brigandine
, Roman segmental, and Roman scale all appear; and, as is usual, decorative breast plates adorn the film's more difficult female characters--drawing attention to steel breasts, highlighting a mockery of female nurturing.
The word could have been replaced by the following French synonyms: brigandine
, an OF word borrowed into English in the 15th century, meaning 'body armour composed of iron rings or small thin iron plates, sewed upon canvas, linen, or leather, and covered over with similar materials'; hauberk 'a piece of defensive armour: originally intended for the defense of the neck and shoulders; but already in the 12th and the 13th c.
"It just gives me more things to sing about," said the 44-year-old, of Brigandine
Close, Seaton Carew.
Alice Arden's maiden name has always been supposed to be Mirfyn; Hyde gives clear evidence that it was Brigandine
, and that Alice was the granddaughter of the man who built the Mary Rose (who gets a brief mention in Kipling's poem 'King Henry VIII and the Shipwrights') as well as first cousin of Oliver Cromwell's grandfather.
He started with a leather brigandine
, or top coat, then took a ball-peen hammer, saber saw and sandbag and hammered out a metal elbow piece.