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 41v, Rioters pillaging a house in Paris


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Rioters pillaging a house in Paris





Referenced on p57, Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds, by Matthew Bennett
The reality of warfare - troops pillaging. Destruction of property and persecution of the civilian population were the main ways of waging war. They undermined an enemy's political authority and could force him to offer battle to restore it.

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Infantrymen 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