Punch,  39 (1860), 38–39.

Punch's Book of British Costumes. Chapter XXIV—The Reigns of Edward the First and Edward the Second  [24/42]



Serial, Essay, Drollery


Military Technology, War

    Discusses some of the 'weapons of offence' used in the reign of King Edward I (including the scimitar and falcastrum), and proceeds to describe the stronger types of armour developed to withstand these heavier weapons. Explains why a 'greater quantity of plate was worn mixed with chain', which does 'not mean that knights carried more forks and spoons about them'. (38)

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