Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.


This project documents over 400 of the Higgins Armory Museum's European arms and armor from the period 1550-1600. Military tactics and significant historical events were studied to gain a better understanding of the artifacts studied. The examined artifacts are photographed and documented within this report, along with text documents pertaining to the historical accounts, military tactics, armor and weaponry of the period. Additionally this material was mounted on a website, along with a searchable database of the artifacts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts