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Warrior 35
English Medieval Knight 1400 – 1500

by Christopher Gravett
illustrated by Graham Turner



S u m m a r y

Publishers Details: Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1-84176-146-X
Contents: 60 pages, photographs, 1/35 scale plans
Price: Price £7.99/US$12.95
Review Type: Book Review
Advantages: Excellent reference for the training, equipment and horses of a Medieval Knight; useful photographs of preserved armour.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended 


Reviewed by John Prigent



The team of Christopher Gravett and Graham Turner comes together again to give us another good reference. Mr Gravett starts off with the training of a knight, then describes armour, weapons and horses before going into detail on how a late medieval army was raised, campaign life and how battles were fought.

Tournaments and the rudimentary medical care of the time are also described, and there’s a section showing how the idea of chivalry was applied in practice as well as an excellent glossary of the terms used

Good photographs of preserved armour and swords, and of illustrations from medieval manuscripts, show us a lot and Graham Turners superb plates give even more details of armour, weapons, and the life and death of knights.

Very highly recommended.

John Prigent


Review Copyright © 2001 by John Prigent
Page Created 23 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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