The age of calamity : time frame AD 1300-1400 by Time-Life Books

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Surveys fourteenth-century global historical past within the japanese hemisphere.

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After the meal, the 800 guests were entertained with a pantomime representing the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade in 1099. The actor This fourteenth-century standing in the boat represents Peter the Hermit, who preached the Crusade; the crowned figure at the foot of the ladder depicts Richard the Lion-Hearted of England, who in fact led the Third Crusade in 1191. A month later, to complete the pact, the wedding between the two royal houses was celebrated at Calais. The seven-year-old princess Isabelle, arrayed in emeralds and a scarlet velvet gown, was duly married to her English fiance by the archbishop of Canterbury.

The camail, a curtain of chain mail attached to the back, front, and sides, protected the wearer's neck and shoulders. The whole ensemble weighed about fifteen pounds. This helmet was probafitting same day of the cattle, and other goods. " As well as sowing terror, Edward expressly intended to seek out the French army and engage it in battle. But, although the two sides did eventually come face to face, Philip never gave his troops the command to fight. The result of this first campaign for England was thus a propaganda victory rather than a military one: The roads of the north were crammed with panic-stricken refugees.

But whatever the expenses of launching himself on a military career, a fighting man could look forward provided he survived the war to augmenting his fortunes. By the opening of the Hundred Years' War, the feudal obligation of military service that a vassal owed to his lord had been largely replaced by the employment of paid of — — — who wages and other They could hope to enrich themselves from sharing in the booty of plundered towns and from the ransom money paid for any captives taken. A volunteers, offered their services over a fixed term in return for financial incentives.

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