Century - 1346 Battle of Crecy - The life of the Medieval nobility was one of privilege, riches and excess. To prove one's worth, a typical nobleman would often engage in social displays of various kinds, trying to outdo his peers.
The Scottish and Welsh Wars -English crossbowman, Guy Lord Bryan 1330 & English Longbowman. The soft boots suggest the longbowman is mounted and the patterned hose suggests service in Italy. By Chris Rothero