BOHEMIAN ARCHER c.1400

An extract from Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2
by Ian Heath


122.      BOHEMIAN ARCHER c.1400

Also from the 'King Wenceslas Bible', where he is depicted in a prince's retinue, this figure betrays Eastern influence in his Asiatic-style quiver with the arrows point-uppermost; in the use of a bow-case to carry his short self-bow; and in the scale hood attached to his bascinet. A number of Bohemian sources depict similar archers, and others more heavily equipped in brigandines, haubergeons and arm and leg-harness, riding and even occasionally firing from horseback.
[Based on Bohemian infantry including archers in the King Wenceslas IV Bible]



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