Introduction 2. An initial understanding of tactics, armour and weapons, and how Hollywood confuses matters 3. The Black Hole of Knowledge regarding Medieval Combat 4. The Longbow's Place in Medieval Battle 5. The effectiveness of poleaxes 6. How were medieval battles fought? 7. Towton as an example - the battle is joined 8. The myth of fatalities 9. A conclusion, and a new understanding of Medieval Battle Appendices Appendix 1 - Polydore Vergil and Edward Hall's accounts Appendix 2 - Percussive weapons of the Leeds Armouries database
One of Australia's foremost military historians, Dr Tom Lewis is a former naval officer and author of 14 books. Tom is a resident of Darwin and teaches secondary school history.
Wargamers interested in the Wars of the Roses simply must read this book - especially if they are writing or selecting rules for the period - and so should any screenwriters and directors of battles for fantasy or medieval film or television epics! * Miniature Wargames - Arthur Harman *