summary pdf Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, summary chapter 2 Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, sparknotes Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience 2f9c675 Medieval Warfare Was Hard, Gruelling And Often Unrewarding While Military Life In This Era Is Sometimes Pictured In Terms Of Knights Resplendent In Armour And Bearing Colourful Standards And Coats Of Arms, The Reality Often Consisted Of Men Struggling Against Cold, Damp And Hunger, Pressing Elusive Foes Who Refused To Do Battle In This Fascinating Book, Michael Prestwich Re Creates The Real Experience Of Medieval Warfare, Examining How Men Of All Ranks Of Society Were Recruited, How Troops Were Fed, Supplied, And Deployed, The Development Of New Weapons, And The Structures Of Military Command Michael Prestwich Challenges Many Common Assumptions About Medieval Warfare He Shows That Medieval Commanders Were Capable Of Far Sophisticated Strategy Than Is Usually Assumed Spies Were An Important Part Of The Machinery Of War, And The Destruction Of Crops And Burning Of Villages Were Part Of A Deliberate Plan To Force A Foe To Negotiate, Rather Than An Indication Of Lack Of Discipline Sieges, Often Lengthy And Expensive, Were Prevalent Than Physical Battles And In Actual Engagement The Mounted Knight Was Never As Dominant As Is Often Supposed Even In The Twelfth Century, Many Battles Were Won By Unmounted Men Medieval Warfare Was Not, On The Whole, Any Chivalric Than Warfare Of Other Periods, Although There Were Many Instances Of Individual Heroism, Particularly During The Hundred Years War, That Brought Glory And Renown To Those Who Performed Them.
- 352 pages
- Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience
- Michael Prestwich
- 13 November 2019 Michael Prestwich