Warfare and Weapons Throughout History

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The thing we know most about the medieval times are the weapons which are generally known as made of metal, and designed for close combat. There are also ranged weapons, siege weapons and other weapons, but were not as common among people in the medieval times. A common perception that people have today when they think about medieval weapons is axes and swords, castles and catapults. You may think that the weapons of the medieval age were very simple and low-tech, but they were actually very dangerous if placed in the right hands. One knight could have the same killing power as ten, normal, foot-soldiers. The understanding of this subject, however, is not very common to these days. Therefore, this paper will help you get a better understanding of the different weapons that existed during 400 A.D. until 1500 A.D. and how they work. Weapons were mainly used in armies. Soldiers had to always be prepared to fight for their king. The weapons had become a part of their lives and fighting a daily routine. of their lives, which depended on them. The two types of armed men would be the knights and the foot soldiers. The gear of the knights was typically expensive, like their horse, armor and weapons. This means that the kings would provide high-class weaponry and armor, but the knights were then set closer to the front lines with foot soldiers supporting them. The foot soldiers had more common weapons like swords and shields. Previously, I explained people’s thoughts on medieval weapons, and they were very concentrated towards battle axes and swords. The reason is when people watch, read or hear about the medieval ages, the information they receive is not very detailed. It is mostly limited to what I have already explained. The effective... ... middle of paper ... ...ary." Swords, Knives & Daggers. Swords Knives and Daggers, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. . "Medieval Weapons." Medieval Information, Everything About the Dark Ages. Medieval-Castles, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. . Alchin, Linda. "Middle Ages Weapons." Middle Ages Weapons. Lords and Ladies, 20 Sept. 2012. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. . "Middle Ages Weapons." Medieval Middle Ages. N.p., 30 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. . Smith, Ned. "10 Medieval Weapons That Changed the Face of Warfare." TechNewsDaily. N.p., 4 Aug. 2010. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. .

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