Joe Armstrong as Hotspur in The Hollow Crown. "The most famous Percy, Harry Hotspur, immortalised by William Shakespeare, was so named because of his impulsive nature. Sir Henry Percy was a knight of great fame. Had he lived now there is no doubt that he would of been high up in the celebrity charts. He was one of the last of the knights who lived by the unwritten laws of chivalry." fm borderreivers.co.uk (Percy = Powerful Border Family)
The attire and accoutrements of an Iron Age warrior from continental Germania 3rd - 1st c. AD Iron was 'scarce' in Germania according to Tacitus, and thus the peasant levy fought with cudgels, rocks, spears, and axes. The warrior depicted has a sword and thus would be equivalent to the knightly class that evolved later. By the time of the Frankish kingdoms (5th c. on), the Germanic regions possibly had the greatest iron/steel output in the world at that time.