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    John, Duke of Normandy (1332-1350) commissioned a revised edition of the Grandes Chroniques de France which was extended to the death of Louis IX (1270). It was produced in Paris and illustrated by Mahiet, Master of the Cambrai Missal.
    Here are selected pictures with early 14th century knights, men-at-arms and infantry:

    Battle of Etampes
    Burning of Argentan; battle of Val-es-Dunes & the surrender of a castle
    The Abbey of Vezelay being attacked by crossbowmen
    Foot soldiers and cavalry
    Louis IX setting out on the Seventh Crusade, 1248
    Battle-scene & deaths from pestilence

    The Grandes Chroniques de France. British Library, Royal MS 16 G VI

    14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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