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Middle Ages Weapons

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Middle Ages Weapons
The period referred to as the Middle Ages was extremely violent. The quest for wealth and power was driven by the violent culture of the European countries. Castles were built to act as power bases. Lands were subject to invasion. There was the need for a variety of Middles Ages weapons to suit the Knights, foot soldiers and archers of the Era. This was the period of the Norman conquest and the battle of Hastings.

The fighting in Europe had a brief respite when the attentions of the Medieval warlords turned their attention to the Holy Land when their Middle Ages weapons were used by the Knights Templar, Teutonic Knights and the Hospitallers to fight in the crusades. Middle Ages Weaponry was vital to the religious knights.

What are the weapons of the Middle Ages?
There were basically two types of armed men during the Medieval era who used different weapons available during the Middle Ages:

  • The Knights

  • The Foot soldiers, who included the Archers

The Medieval men-at-arms held weapons according to their status and position which was determined by the Feudal system. The weapons, weaponry, armor and horse of the Knight were extremely expensive. Lords were expected to provide soldiers who were trained in a variety of Middle Ages weapons. Knights were supported by their soldiers and the Middle Ages weapons used by the lower classes.

Knights Weapons
Quintain
Pell Training
Pell Mell
The Butts
Medieval Shields
Medieval Swords
        Broadsword
        Falchion sword
        Greatsword
        Longsword
        Scimitar
Polearms
        Lance
        Halberd

        Pike

        Poleaxe
        Spears
Battle Axes
Batons
Maces
Billhook
Caltrops
Flail
Quarterstaff
Warhammer
Longbow
Crossbow
Bows
Siege Weapons
Siege Warfare
Siege Weapon Design
Under Siege
The Battering Ram
Mangonel
Ballista
Trebuchet
Siege Tower
Catapults
Greek Fire

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