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 136v, Passage of the Seine


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a miniature of an arched timber bridge over the Seine, with English archers and soldiers, and the pillage of Vitry.



Referenced on p57, Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds, by Matthew Bennett
The reality of warfare - logistics and movement. Unless engaged in a siege, it was better to keep troops on the move to help with supply. Horses and technical skills, represented here by a pontoon bridge, were essential for mobility.

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French Men-At-Arms c.1398, in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 1 by Ian Heath, based on the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis British Library MS Royal 20 C VII