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Knights and Armor

During William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564-1616), the way that wars were fought and the kinds of weapons that were used was changing very quickly.

Three-quarter field armor, Northern Italy, 1560-1570

Some of the new weapons included guns and cannons. Military officers started to study books to learn how to train their troops, use the new weapons, and keep up with important developments in technology.

What do you see in the picture on the right side of the page?
Henry Hexham. The principles of the art militarie; practised in the warres of the United Netherlands. London, 1637


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