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The Sword in the Age of Chivalry
by Ewart Oakeshott

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code. ...

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Swords of the Viking Age
by Ian Peirce

This new work fills a vacuum in English language studies of the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking Age, from the mid-eighth through to the ...

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1066: The Year of the Conquest
by David Howarth

The year 1066 is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings ...

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Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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The Anglo-Saxon Shield
by I. P. Stephenson

For the Anglo-Saxons the shield, more than any other piece of armour or weaponry, epitomised the warrior. Using the full range of archaeological, representational, ...

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Knight In Medieval England 1000-1400 (Medieval Military Library)
by Peter Coss

The author draws on fresh research for a new interpretation of the actual role of the knight in England during the middle ages. The knight underwent a process of ...

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The Vikings (Europa Militaria Special S.)
by Nurmann/Schulze, Britta Nurmann, Carl Schulze

A remarkable photographic recreation of the appearance of the Norse explorers, invaders and colonists of 8th-11th century Europe. The combination of specialist ...

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Viking Hersir 793–1066 AD (Warrior)
by Mark Harrison

When Norwegian Vikings first raided the European coast in the 8th century AD, their leaders were from the middle ranks of warriors known as hersirs. At this time ...

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Barbarian Warriors: Saxons, Vikings, Normans (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
by Dan Shadrake, Susanna Shadrake

Frequently portrayed as an era of brutality and chaos, this book reveals the reality behind the legendary warriors of the Dark Ages. It also uncovers the ...




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The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature
by Hilda Ellis Davidson

This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. ...

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