Insights from Historical Artwork

A fascinating example of a woman in combat from a 15th century Swiss Chronicle. Note the large blade worn on her belt, the position of her knee and the blade of the bill.   Whether this is from an actual event such as a judicial duel or a fictional literary illustration is unclear.  Regardless, an unarmord fighting subduing a heavily armored one in single-combat is interesting.

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