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Hans Hellinger
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Apparently this source Göte Göranssons’s Gustav Vasa och hans folk (1983) states that citizens of Stockholm reporting for routine guard duty were required to bring a crossbow, an iron kettlehat, pollaxe, messer, and a shield. It also lists at least one woman who in 1512 had to take up weapons and armour in place of her husband, who were off on pilgrimage when it was his turn for service in the watch