so this is a topic that I've been trying to find and figure out, and that is, the history of plate armor. I know the origin of plate armor, but all these online sources or even books seem to talk about is milanese, gothic and maximillian plate armor in the mid-late 15th century. What was armour elsewhere in europe like, what was the general sense of plate armour called when it first began to appear, surely all the plate armour didn't just pop out of Italy and southern Germany?
So my question is basically on the regards of plate armor, its appearence on when it came, the types of plate armor in regions, and what it looked like. If there are any specific books that you'd like to share I'd appretiate it and try to find it so I myself can drool over the information, thanks!