14th century illustrations of costume & soldiers from the
Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Chronicles of France or of Saint Denis (from 1270 to 1380)
British Library MS Royal 20 C VII, c.1398

Folio 132r, Parisians removing arms


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Parisians removing arms from the Louvre.



Referenced on p9, French Armies of the Hundred Years War by David Nicolle
This late 14th century image reminds us of the huge quantities of arms, armour and munitions which were manufactured for the competing armies; documentary evidence shows that this was often on an almost modern production line scale. Note also the separated-leg hose worn rolled down to the knee by the soldier on the right. Chroniques de St Denis, British Library, Ms. Roy. 20, C. VII, London)


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