Why were medieval castles so difficult to capture? How did boys train to become knights? How did soldiers attack a castle? What is the difference between chainmail and plate armour? How did William’s Norman cavalry beat the Anglo-Saxon shield wall... Read moreRead less
Why were medieval castles so difficult to capture? How did boys train to become knights? How did soldiers attack a castle? What is the difference between chainmail and plate armour? How did William’s Norman cavalry beat the Anglo-Saxon shield wall at Hastings in 1066?
This exciting book helps readers aged 8–12 find out the answers to these questions and more. The book examines the different roles of foot soldiers and knights, the popular weapons of the period, battering rams and sieges, the development of ever more fortified castles, and the impact of the eastern horse archer. The book also explores particular military periods in Medieval history, such as the Crusades, as well as the development of much heavier plate armor, knightly tournaments, and the introduction of gunpowder weapons.
Outstanding images, diagrams and fascinating facts make this period of history easy to understand. Features include colourful artworks, tapestries and artifacts, large full-colour maps that describe key battles, easy to read text, and ‘Did you Know?’ features filled with fun facts. Aimed at children aged 8–12, this high-interest book provides an attractive yet informative guide about how war was fought in the Middle Ages.
Format: 254 x 197mm hb
Word count: 16,000
Illustrations: 110 colour artworks and photographs
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