Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Arms and Armor

Another interesting passage on a muster from Cieza de Leon's The Discovery and Conquest of Peru p.399

Cochabamba c.1534

"He [Alonso de Alvarado] ordered that all who had joined him should come out in public because he wanted to see how the footmen were armed. They appeared with bucklers and swords or crossbows, short coats [of mail?], and strong padding, useful for war here, and the horsemen with their lances and morions and other armor made of cotton."

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