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Stephen Renico




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Mar, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: The Maillotin Namesake Weapon         Reply with quote

I'm reading Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror and just finished an interesting chapter about the 1382 Maillotin Uprising in France.

In response to further taxes from the crown, residents of Paris,
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...broke into the Hotel de Ville in the Place de Greve, where they seized 3,000 long-handled mallets normally used by the police. Mounted with cylindrical heads of lead and wielded with both hands, these had been stored by Hugues Aubriot in case of need against the English, and now gave their name to the insurgents as Maillotins.


Information on the Maillotin Uprising on the internet is pretty scant. I can't find anything at all on what their namesake mallets looked like. Does anyone have any pictures?

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." -Thucydides.
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Stephen Renico




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

*Bump*

I cross posted this at Vikingsword.com and got a few replies. Anyone following this thread should find the information useful.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8944

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." -Thucydides.
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