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  • Primary Use Of Handheld Weapons
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    During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its way to England (Grolier). However, th...
  • Knight The Squire
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    KNIGHTS AND CHIVALRY Knights were a large part of the Middle Ages. A lot people think that knights are soldiers who were covered in metal, and fought dragons and evil people. Although they were warriors, or soldiers, knights never fought dragons. Knights fought for their king or lord because land was promised to them. To become a knight you had to be born a noble boy and start training at age seven. The boys didn't go to school because he was sent to live with another noble family as a page. A p...
  • Medieval Weapons And Armor
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    Medieval Weapons Medieval society, in spite of its stereotypes, was not inherently more violent than modern society. "Although there was no state in the modern sense, and therefore no set of laws that inherently took away the power of the average man or woman to exercise violence, the violence of the day was considered differently, and with out the inherent sense of criminality that accompanies it today. Our understanding of the weapons of the medieval world is skewed by the vast disarming of th...
  • My Armored Knights
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    M iah Thatcher 4 Knights In the fourth century A.D. the Roman Empire fell and Europe was invaded by various barbarian tribes. One of the dominant groups was the Franks of central and western Europe, who gradually expanded their power until their leader Charlemagne became emperor of the West. Powerful local lords and their mounted warriors offered protection to peasants, who became their serfs in return. By the 11 the century a new social order was formed my armored knights, who served a local lo...
  • Roman Legion And Its Legionaries
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    It was the loyalty to their generals and strict training that demonstrated the benefit of discipline for the Roman legionaries. Although training was intensive and obedience demanded more firmly, they created a better, well-rounded fighting machine for the Roman Empire. Proficiency that was almost unmatched made the individual legionaire deadly, but it was the devotion as a whole that made the entire legion formidable. Weapons, both of offense and defense, adapted throughout the course of Roman ...
  • 50 Caliber Sniper Weapon
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    Are Current Gun Laws Sufficient For Are Current Gun Laws Sufficient For A Safe Society? This question can be easily answered with a resounding? no? No gun background check, weapon ban, or gun buyback will ever prevent weapons from getting into the hands of criminals. Even with the hundreds if not thousands of gun laws already on the books, gun crime is still prevalent in our society. Why? Simple, all you have to do is look at our lax laws regarding punishment for criminals. Prison should be hard...

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