Jacob Halder, a master armorer, directed the creation of this Cumberland armor at the royal workshops at Greenwich, England in 1586 AD. The armor titled, Armor Garniture of George Clifford, was made for Earl George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland. He was made the Queen’s Champion in 1590 and is well known for his capture of a Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This elaborate armor is constructed from steel, gold, leather and textile. This champion chose the design of the suit of armor the Tudor rose, the French fleur-de-lis and, being the favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, it also included her cipher, two E’s back to back. This piece of art of war is the best-preserved suit of armor from this workshop at Greenwich. The elaborate elegance of these patterns is made even bolder by the colors chosen to create this fully functional art of armor.