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Featured battle : The Battle of Montgisard

Part of Second Crusade

Date : 25 November 1177

A massive Saracen army under Saladin invaded the Kingdom of Jerusalem, but was ambushed by a numerically far inferior Frankish force. The result was a stunning and decisive victory for the Crusaders, with the Saracens suffering some 90% casualties.

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Wars of the Roses, English Billman

Wars of the Roses, English Billman

This foot soldier of the Wars of the Roses period is dressed in a long cloak and jerkin civering a mail shirt, and has a salet for head protection and armour gauntlets. He has a bill polearm and a sword. Member of the Company of Palm Sunday group.

Gallery updated : 2014-11-18 16:57:25

Featured review :

1812 Napoleon in Moscow

Paul Britten Austin
It is difficult to evaluate this book which has a confusing conflict between style and content. As a style the author has adopted the appalling affectation of the use of the present tense to describe the past. This in parts makes gaining a clear understanding more difficult than it needs to be. The content is well researched and appropriately selected giving real insights into the French in Moscow. The real quality of the book is that we get to see the big event from many personal perspectives. In the introduction the author apologizes, and so he should, for his 'syntactic and grammatical deviations' for these in part make difficult reading of what otherwise would be a very good book.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2013-02-09 00:00:00