Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300
This is a reprint of the 1989 second edition of this book in our "Armies and Enemies" series. It includes details of armies from Andalusia, Bulgaria, England, Estonia, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, the Ordensstaat of the Teutonic Knights, the Earldom of Orkney, the Papal State, Poland, Prussia, Lithuania, the Low Countries, Kievan Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Serbia, Sicily, Spain, Venice, Wales and Wendland.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE 2016 EDITION
MAJOR BATTLES OF THE PERIOD
COED EULO COLESHILL July or August 1157
DRESS AND EQUIPMENT
12th–13th CENTURIES 13th century addition Almohade amongst Andalusian Anglo-Norman appear archers argent armour arms army azure barded horses battle Berber Brabançon Byzantine called campaign Cántigas carroccio castle cavalry charged Christian chronicler colours commander comprising contemporary sources contingents corselets cross crossbow crossbowmen Crusade Cumans depicted described divisions druzhina Earl early employed England English equipment feudal fiefs fighting figure flank fought French gambeson German Giraldus gules hauberk heavy cavalry helmet Henry Hochmeister horsemen horses Hungarian infantry Irish Italian King king’s lance large number late 12th century later leather leidang light cavalry Lithuanians mail armour Marinid Matthew Paris mercenaries mid-13th century military service militia Mongol mounted Murabits Muslim nobility obliged organisation papal Pechenegs period princes principal probably recorded retinues Roll Russian Saracen Scandinavian scutage sergeants shield ships Sicilian sometimes Spanish spears surcoat sword Teutonic Knights town troops tunic usually vassals weapon wears Welsh William worn