Orle

Orle is in Armour.

Orle. A band around bascinet to provide additional protection; usually decorated.

On 23 Apr 1394 Hugh Calverley 1324-1394 (70) died. He was probably buried in St Boniface's Church Bunbury. Monument Early Plate Bascinet Period. Finely carved Calf's_Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Hip Belt. Basinet with unusual decorated Orle.

After 09 Aug 1396 Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1349-1396 was buried at St James' Church Spilsby with his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer Corby Baroness Neville Raby Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1357-1395. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Remarkable helm on which the Baron's head rests with a Bearded Man crest. Excellent orle around the Baron's bascinet.

In 1399 William Mainwaring 1345-1399 (54) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Acton. Monument Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest. Orle.

After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 was buried at Belvoir Priory. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Scabbard with IHS. Wire Wrapped Grip. Hip Belt.

Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

Detail of decorated Orle and Vervelle Cover.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.

On 11 Apr 1418 John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 (34) died. He was buried in the Lady Chapel of St Dubricius Church Porlock. William Harrington 5th Baron Harington 1390-1457 (28) succeeded 5th Baron Harington. 18 Oct 1471 Elizabeth Courtenay Baroness Bonville and Harington -1471 died. She was buried at St Dubricius Church Porlock.

Monument to John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 (34) and Elizabeth Courtenay Baroness Bonville and Harington -1471. Finely carved alabaster. Monument of the Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Hip Belt and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress. Chunky Lions Mane. Angels Supporting Pillow.

After 17 Jan 1425. Monument in Church of St Oswald Methley to Robert Waterton Constable 1360-1425 and Cecily Fleming.

York School of Carving. Crocketed arch. He in Early Plate Bascinet Period armour. Large Orle highly decorated with head resting on great helm with feathered crest. Beard with spiral twists. Collar Esses and Crowns Alternating. Misericorde. Hip Belt with decorated buckle. She wearing a squared crespine headress and small Esses_collar. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Chunky Lions Mane.

On 21 Oct 1425 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Staindrop. Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (19) succeeded 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1C 1397. Elizabeth Percy Countess Westmoreland 1395-1436 (30) by marriage Countess Westmoreland.

Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) and his wives Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 (61) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (46). Early Plate Bascinet Period. Orle. Man with Two Wives.

Around 1465. All Saints Church Harewood. Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 (56) and Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter 1397-1462 (68). Fluted Period. Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tassets under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe drawn up to her chin at the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Dress Folds at Feet.

The Early Plate Bascinet Period has similarities with the preceding Camail and Jupon Period. The primary difference being the bascinet being decorated with an orle as a means of further protection.

Bascinet. A open-faced military helmet with a pointed apex that covers the head and protects the neck. Typically worn with a camail. Bascinets developed with the addition of an orle. Later bascinets incorporating a visor.

Decorated Orle

After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 was buried at Belvoir Priory. His remains and monument were subsequently relocated to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and the trefoil fixing holding the Lancastrian Esses Collar to the bottom of the Camail.

Detail of IHC NASARE Lettering and Decorated Orle and decorated Vervelle Covers. Bascinet with Gorget. Lancastrian Esses Collar.

Detail of the Ros Peacock Crest which surmounted his Great Helm; only the feet remain.

Detail of the Spaulder and Besagew with some early graffiti.

Detail of the Hourglass Gauntlets and graffiti.