Carolingian Cavalryman 768-987 AD

By David Nicolle; Wayne Reynolds (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841766454, 64pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

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Description
The army of Charlemagne and his successors enabled the western Franks to recreate what contemporaries regarded as a 'reborn' western Roman empire. Frankish society was well prepared for war, with outstanding communications drawing together the disparate regions of a large empire. The role of mounted troops, the essential striking force of the Frankish army, is explored here. Alongside it was the impact that new technology, such as stirrups, had on warfare in this period. Illuminating a much-neglected area of history, this book shows how the role of cavalry grew in prestige, as the Carolingian armoured horseman gave way to the knight of the early 10th century.



About the Author
David Nicolle is the author of "Attila and the Nomad Hordes, The Crusades, "and "Medieval Warfare Source Book."


Wayne Reynolds was born in Leeds, UK and attended art college in Middlesborough. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1991 has worked as a professional artist. Wayne has provided illustrations and source material for many gaming companies, creating figures, landscapes and interiors, as well as providing core characterisation. He is perhaps best known though for his work on titles such as '2000AD', 'Slaine', and 'Judge Dredd'. Wayne is also a keen modeller and historical re-enactor.
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