A Knight in Battle

R. Ewart Oakeshott

Describes the horses used by knights in the Middle Ages, as well as the equipment and weapons they used in battle.
Publication date:
September 1998
Publisher :
Dufour Editions
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ISBN : 9780802313225

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm
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An exciting, informative look at the world of medieval warfare. Enter an exhilarating time of change and clashing foes in this highly readable, authoritative exploration of a dangerous aspect of medieval life. Ewart Oakeshott explodes the myth that medieval battles were all similar, pointing instead toward the different and fascinating tactics used in four specific battles covering the 12th to the 16th centuries - at Arsuf, Lincoln, Mauron, and Marignano. He touches on the long and terrible wars of The Crusades; explores the charged feud between Richard the Lionhearted and his nemesis, Saladin; and examines how the development of weapons altered armor and fighting techniques.