Medieval Knight 1400 – 1500
by Christopher Gravett
illustrated by Graham Turner
S u m m a r y
||Published by Osprey
||60 pages, photographs,
1/35 scale plans
||Excellent reference for
the training, equipment and horses of a Medieval Knight; useful photographs
of preserved armour.
|| Highly Recommended
Reviewed by John Prigent
The team of Christopher Gravett and Graham Turner comes together again to
give us another good reference. Mr Gravett starts off with the training of
a knight, then describes armour, weapons and horses before going into
detail on how a late medieval army was raised, campaign life and how
battles were fought.
Tournaments and the rudimentary medical care of the time are also
described, and there’s a section showing how the idea of chivalry was
applied in practice as well as an excellent glossary of the terms used
Good photographs of preserved armour and swords, and of illustrations from
medieval manuscripts, show us a lot and Graham Turners superb plates give
even more details of armour, weapons, and the life and death of knights.
Very highly recommended.
Review Copyright © 2001 by John
Page Created 23 August, 2001
22 July, 2003
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