Crossed Legs

Before 1260 . The Early Medieval Period describes knights wearing a single piece of Chain Mail that covered the head, torso, arms and legs to the knees. Commonly associated with Crusader knights. There are theories crossed-legs mean the knight had been on Crusade, the number of times described by whether the legs are crossed at the ankles, the calves or the knees. None of these theories appear consistent with the extant examples. There are further theories about whether the meaning of Crossed Legs being crossed Right Leg over Left or vice-verse. These, also, do not appear consistent with extant examples.

After 17 Jun 1282 William "The Younger" Valence was buried at Dorchester Priory. His monument Early Medieval with Crossed Legs. A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring.

In 1325 Richard Bugge was buried at St Mary & All Saints Church. Early Medieval. Crossed Legs.

Right Leg over Left

Before 1260 . The Early Medieval Period describes knights wearing a single piece of Chain Mail that covered the head, torso, arms and legs to the knees. Commonly associated with Crusader knights. There are theories crossed-legs mean the knight had been on Crusade, the number of times described by whether the legs are crossed at the ankles, the calves or the knees. None of these theories appear consistent with the extant examples. There are further theories about whether the meaning of Crossed Legs being crossed Right Leg over Left or vice-verse. These, also, do not appear consistent with extant examples.

After 1338. Howden Minster. Monument to Peter Saltmarsh. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left.

After 1366. Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross. Monument to Edmund Thweng. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left.