Peers and commoners fighting

Peers and commoners fighting

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Caption: Peers and commoners fighting, Whole folio Above; the peers fight each other on horseback.They wear full armour, including bascinets with large moveable visors; one carries a shield with a wyvern, another has a spiked poleyn on his knee.The king has a visor with a grilled sight, and star shaped ailettes on his shoulders. The weapons are axes, falchions and straight swords. Below, the commoners fight each other on foot. Their armour is lighter, including bascinets without visors. The weapons illustrated are a falchion, a glaive, swords, axes, and two bows, with arrows Image taken from The Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.

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