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Volleyfire26 Jan 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

I can't find anything after searching on here, albeit breifly, and Google doesn't throw up anything unless I'm putting the wrong search information, so I'm wondering if anyone (Hello there MajorB) can help with this question.
Did Edward wear gilt armour? Perrys figure, which I am using, seems to be so in their book and on the website, and the only thing I can find on Google is a reference to his ancestor the Black Prince who apparently did have a suit of gilded armour. So are there any references, is it tradition that the PoW wears gilded armour or is it speculation and painters just following suit simply because someone decided to paint his armour as gilded and put the figure on Perry's website?

Druzhina27 Jan 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

The Funeral achievements of Edward, the Black Prince, include gauntlets of copper-gilt which were preserved in Canterbury Cathedral.

Yellow metal armour could also be latten, an alloy of copper, tin and zinc.

See 'Chronicles of England' by Jean of Wavrin, c. 1470-1480 for a full set of yellow-metal armour.

Druzhina
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