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  • #1990
    Hans Hellinger
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    New article on the Swiss blog about armor used by craft guild militias in Flanders https://martcult.hypotheses.org/1169

    #1991
    Hans Hellinger
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    I just noticed I was cited twice here 🙂

    #1992
    Philologus
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    Congratulations on being cited! Don’t forget to strip the Facebook tracking code off the end of the URL.

    #2032
    Hans Hellinger
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    Good reminder!

    #2041
    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

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