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Medieval Arms and Armor
     

Medieval Arms and Armor

by Jim Whiting
 

Imagine clomping around all day in heavy and hot iron armor. Would you be able to handle it? See what the people of the Middle Ages used to fight bloody battles.

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Imagine clomping around all day in heavy and hot iron armor. Would you be able to handle it? See what the people of the Middle Ages used to fight bloody battles.

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Medieval times are among the most confusing era in history and yet have yielded some of the most fascinating artifacts. Warfare in medieval times was brutal and bloody and the weapons and armor used reflect this trend. Chain mail was a precursor to full body armor and was difficult to maintain; however, the slightly more protective and more easily maintained shining armor weighed just as much as chain mail but constricted movement, vision, and hearing. Metal armor was available only for the nobility and most common foot soldiers had to rely on cloth armor. Weapons used during medieval times consisted of swords for knights that were expensive and required years of training in order to wield them effectively. The crossbow and longbow were weapons for the foot soldiers and could be used to effectively fire upon enemies more than 200 yards away. Whiting presents the basics of medieval arms and armor in a simple, straightforward text that is greatly enhanced by full color photos. A glossary, additional sources to consult, and a fun craft project are presented at the end of the title, which is part of the "First Facts: Middle Ages" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429622707
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Middle Ages Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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