These Pictures Show Exactly How British Soldiers' Kit Has Changed Over The Last 1,000 Years

    While almost every item has changed, a few have remained the same across centuries.

    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

    2. Mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem, 1244

    3. Fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt, 1415

    4. Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Bosworth, 1485

    5. Trained band caliverman, Tilbury, 1588

    6. Private sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet, 1709

    7. Private soldier, Battle of Waterloo, 1815

    8. Private soldier, Battle of the Somme, 1916

    9. Lance corporal, parachute brigade, Battle of Arnhem, 1944

    10. Close-support sapper, Helmand Province, 2014