Insights from Historical Artwork

Two groups of fighters in interesting clothing face off. Those on the left carry spears and wide bladed tapering single-hand swords. While not clearly visible, the center fighter on the left holds out a buckler, the center fighter on the right has his left arms concealed. Behind him others are projected behind a pavis. From Battle of Saint Omer. Late 1300’s. - French illuminated manuscripts, Bibliotheqe Nationale de France.



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