Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Arthur's Historic Crowning Glory ; Retired Engineer Makes Royal armourChainmail Made Up of 3,400 Rings

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Arthur's Historic Crowning Glory ; Retired Engineer Makes Royal armourChainmail Made Up of 3,400 Rings

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ARETIRED tinsmith has recreated the battle outfit of Richard III - after watching archaeologists dig up the royal remains.

Arthur Peach, 79, was so intrigued by the discovery of the king's remains beneath a car park in Leicester last year that he decided to find out what Richard might have been wearing when he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

After researching battle dress from the late 15th century, Arthur decided to use his years of expertise in the engineering industry and make his own, using information he found online.

The result, after three months spent in his workshop, is a brass crown, a steel sword and a chainmail head and neck covering called a coif - all made from scratch. 'Once an just stuck making Arthur, from Audenshaw, said: "I made a helmet about three years ago and a suit of armour before that, but this is the first time I've attempted chainmail - and I'm really pleased with how it's come out.

"I went on the internet and found out how to make chainmail and had to buy 380ft of wire to make the 3,400 rings, which I then had to join all together. …

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