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March 28, 2022

Q&A #2: What was the size of medieval armies?

The second Q&A episode of Bow and Blade. Michael and Kelly answer your questions, including how did medieval armies communicate, how much of the medieval past survives, what did medieval field medicine look like, how did they mine under a castle, and some thoughts on the St. Brice’s Day massacre.

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.

Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

See also: Prince Hal’s Head-Wound: Cause and Effect

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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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Top Image: Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Mss.h.h.I.2, p. 229 – Diebold Schilling, Amtliche Berner Chronik March 28, 2022 at 10:39AM

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