10TH CENTURY CAROLINGIAN CAVALRYMAN

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


57.      10TH CENTURY CAROLINGIAN CAVALRYMAN

Although he is described as Carolingian, France had alternated between Carolingian and Capetian dynasties since the late-9th century, and this figure and 50 are both from a ms. that is in fact Capetian. The last Carolingian king, Louis V, died in 987.

The same source and others also show cavalry in shorter hip-length corselets or equipped like 54 with or without helmets. Written sources and a few illustrations indicate that yet others were identical to 59.
[Based on the Illustrations of soldiers in the Leiden I Maccabees manuscript / Codex Per F 17]



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