Posted in Medievalists.net
June 26, 2022

Q&A #3: What was it like to fight in a shield wall?


The third Q&A episode of Bow and Blade. Michael and Kelly answer your questions, including how did warriors fight in a shield wall, why were the armies of Duke Charles the Bold so often defeated, what factors led to the rise of pikemen, just how good were longbow archers at shooting, and was Richard III a bad guy?

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

Michael’s new book is Crécy: Battle of Five Kings, published by Osprey, while Kelly’s article, “How the Sultan Won: Suleiman’s Successful Siege Tactics at Rhodes,’ appears in The 1522 Siege of Rhodes: Causes, Course and Consequences, published by Routledge.

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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (https://ift.tt/Tok5D6g)
Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
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Medievalists.net June 26, 2022 at 09:11AM

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