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Weapon

The weapon of choice for the Normanknight was the sword, used after the spear or lance had served its purpose. A mace might also be used. Archers with crossbows also formed part of the Norman force. The English warrior made more use of the axe and might also carry a seax. The spear and the selfbow were also in evidence. The Viking prized the sword and the axe.

See also: axe; archers; crossbow; knight; Norman; seax; selfbow; spear; sword; Viking

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