Medieval History Term of the Week: Gambeson

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Gambeson:

Quilted linen jacket stuffed with flax or rags, worn as a body defence by infantry and over the hauberk by poor knights and sergeants.
(Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 248)

*term definition retrieved from Netserf’s Medieval Glossary (http://www.netserf.org/Glossary)

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