A History of War and Weapons, 449 to 1660 by A.V.B. Norman, Don Pottinger

By A.V.B. Norman, Don Pottinger

"The topic was once divided into 9 chronological classes, starting with the Anglo-Saxons, by means of the Normans, after which by means of unmarried chapters on all of the 4 centuries, twelfth to fifteenth, with the final 3 chapters on 3 half-centuries from 1500 to 1660. inside every one of those 9 chapters, the fabric is sub-divided into 4 elements thinking about army association; hands and armour; strategies and procedure; and, ultimately, castles and cannon. each one paragraph or web page is marked by means of a suitable image to point which of: those 4 issues is being mentioned at that time, in order that the reader, if he needs, may perhaps learn a short background of strategies from 449 to 1660 through interpreting basically the passages within the 9 chapters marked by way of the logo "T". to aid this there are, as well as the normal desk of contents, 4 different tables of contents giving the pages for every of the 4 themes. The plan could sound particularly synthetic, however it is unusually profitable, aided, because it is, by way of the varied small yet transparent illustrations in colors." from Carroll Quigley

Some of the guns incorporated are: sword, longbow, halberd, pike, battering ram, catapult, cannon, and the brass feathered gun arrow. The e-book additionally contains very important battles, tournaments, jousts, Renaissance pageantry, the carousel (the fixed ballet), and the evolution of armor - every one vividly portrayed in phrases and pictures.

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He lacked the sense of responsibility to make a good king, and by his chivalric ideal of recapturing Jerusalem for the Faith he impoverished the Crown and neglected his kingdom. As a general, however, he was one of the finest produced by the Middle Ages. The Third Crusade was largely his own. His eighty-mile march along the coast of Palestine from Acre to Jaffa in the face of Saladin's army was brilliantly organised and carried out. First, to avoid the exhaustion and starvation that had beset so many previous expeditions, he arranged that his army should march only a few miles every day in the cool of the morning, that it should rest for a whole day every two or three days, and that it should march 4i Chivalry Plan of the Battle of Arsouf (1191) along the coast where it could be supplied from the fleet which was to accompany it.

It consisted of wood, probably covered with leather and bound with steel The bands, usually with a boss in the centre of the upper part. left forearm passed through a square of straps at the back of the shield, and the hand grasped a handgrip. There was also a long strap, called the 'guige', which went round the neck over the right when not in use and took part shoulder and supported the shield of its weight from the left arm in action. The surface of the shield was covered with abstract designs, or crosses, or series of dots, and in some cases by winged dragons, but at this time no sign of systematic heraldry can be seen.

The arrow, or 'quarrel' as it was called, was placed in a groove on top of the stock in front of the cord. The bow was discharged by holding the stock against the cheek and The crossbow straight stock. releasing the catch which held back the The armour of the Normans string. differed very little from that of the Saxons. Their mail shirt, which they called the 'hauberk', was usually knee-length and skirts could hang tions show slit down on up a tight-fitting mail Some hauberks were what may have been still to the fork of the legs so that the either side of the saddle.

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