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This book consists of a set of short tutorials on making period armour and chain mail. We refer to items that are in or out of period in the context of which re-creation group we belong to. In the case of the armours presented here, the operational time span is that of the Society for Creative Anachronism, or the SCA. The 'uptime' cut-off date is 1600 CE, as the defining documents for the Society mandate a 'pre-16th century' mode of dress, etc. We allow a bit of leeway to include the years up to the death of Elizabeth I, at 1603 CE. The 'downtime' date(s) are a favourite argument topic; a rough estimate is 400 CE to 500 CE