Author(s): Michele Byam
Focusing on arms and armour, this reference book is structured so that the individual themes of each spread make up a complete visual story and a self-contained module of information.
Prehistoric weapons; missile weapons; the first warriors; Greeks and Romans; weapons from barbarian Europe; European swords; crossbow and longbow; axes, daggers and knives; mail and plate armour; a suit of armour; helmets; tilting armour; an Indian warrior; Indian weapons; a Japanese samurai; early firearms; flintlock firearms; duelling swords; duelling pistols; attack by highwaymen; bizarre handweapons; grenadiers and cavalry; keeping law and order; the percussion revolver; pistols; guns that won the West; North American Indians; did you know?; who's who?; find out more.