Thom Atkinson’s photo project looks at the equipment carried by the common soldier over the last 1,000 years, tracing its development from the Battle of Hastings to modern-day Afghanistan.
1. Huscarl, Battle of Hastings, 1066
Soldiers in 1066 carried a variety of weapons for different purposes, but also had keepsakes such as dice and, most interestingly, a spoon. Every British soldier’s kit featured in Atkinson’s project includes a spoon.