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80. 11TH CENTURY SLAV CAVALRYMAN

An extract from Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066
by Ian Heath


80.      11TH CENTURY SLAV CAVALRYMAN

This man is also a Pole. His armour is no different from that worn throughout Europe at this time, except that his helmet appears to have an aventail, and there are recorded instances of 11th century Slav cavalry being mistaken for Germans.

The metal framework of his shield is practically the same as that of 55.



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