German Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-arms 166)
By Christopher Gravett, Angus McBride
Publisher: Os Publishing 1996 48 Pages
PDF 10 MB
The German rulers were forceful and powerful men, and, surrounded by potential enemies, circumstances dictated the necessity of rule by strength based on military capacity. In the later 15th century, three houses rose above the others; the families of Wittelsbach, Luxemburg and the powerful Austrian Hapsburgs. The struggles of these and other houses, and of the knights and towns, were to be a feature of German history throughout the Middle Ages. This title details the dress, weapons, heraldry and insignia of these prolific forces.