Composite photograph showing Baron de Cosson, Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon, and Sir Guy Laking

Early Scholars

The origins of the study of arms and armour lie in the efforts of a small group of 19th and early 20th century gentlemen scholars. Today the field has grown wide in its appeal, from the university trained academic, to the enthusiastic re-enactor.

Within these pages you can gain an insight both to the scholarship and the lives of those early scholars.

Did you know?

It's Leeds for designer gears

Greenwood and Batley of Albion Works, Leeds, established in 1854, was one of the most important designers and manufacturers of firearm and ammunition manufacturing equipment in the world.