A skillful survey of weapons and warfare in England from the time of the Anglo Saxon invasions to the founding of the first regular army. Nearly two hundred clear and authentically detailed line illustrations document the evolution and history of the sword, crossbow, longbow, halberd, pike and pistol. This fascinating variety of weapons is matched by descriptions and illustrations of the men who wielded them, and of castles, forts and battle strategies. The author and illustrator make military history and architecture come alive with their enthusiastic presentation of medieval engineering and bold knights and the common bowman and pikeman - the real strength of England's armies.
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