A Knight and His Weapons

A Knight and His Weapons
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Total Pages : 132
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ISBN-10 : PSU:000032757866
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Book Synopsis A Knight and His Weapons by : R. Ewart Oakeshott

Download or read book A Knight and His Weapons written by R. Ewart Oakeshott and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explores many facets of the medieval world of weaponry. Did you know, for instance, that in the fifteenth century "fight books" with drawings guided knights in the proper use of weapons? That the average medieval warrior became a full-fledged fighter by the time he was fifteen years old? Or that armor made by a master could, by modern standards, cost the price of a Rolls Royce?

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