Excerpt from The Anglo-Saxon Weapon Names Treated Archaeologically and Etymologically, Vol. 1: Antiquarian Investigation; Inaugural Dissertation Presented to the University of Heidelberg for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Saxon period the gavelock from the Celts and the c... ross bow from the French. Immediately following the Conquest the long bow came into general use, which was employed with such telling effect by the English in the Hundred Years' War, and the nasale or nose protector (may possibly have been known previously), which developed in the 12th and 13th centuries into the visor.
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