MA – 13th Century Arms & Armor

The knight’s adequacy depended significantly on his fitness to stay mounted on his stallion throughout battle. With the approach of the stirrup throughout the 8th and 9th centuries, a man might prop himself on horseback as he charged the ranks of his adversary, exchanging the force of man and charging steed onto his adversary. This “stun” battle by mounted men furnished with a lance or couched spear, and ensured with protection, demonstrated a compelling military enhancement.

MA - 13th Century Arms & Armor

MA – 13th Century Arms & Armor

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