Medieval Glossary

Lance Rest

A piece that appeared in the 1300s that was rivetted to the right side of the breastplate to give knights more control of the lance.

Related term(s): Breastplate; Knight; Lance; Mameliere; Stop Rib; Backplate
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 05.08.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 42.


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