Medieval Warfare V.1

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This issue focuses on the other ways to get one's way: guile, treachery, betrayal on and off the battlefield.

Theme: Treason and Treachery: betrayal in the Middle Ages

  • Kenneth Cline,’Historical introduction’.
  • Kenneth Cline, ‘The Doukai: Byzantine politics of betrayal’.
  • Martin Dougherty, ‘Not by siege, but by guile: Alternatives to siege warfare’.
  • Nils Visser, ‘Losing Holland: A countess betrayed’.
  • Filippo Donvito, ‘Treacherous auxiliaries: the Battle of the River Talas’.
  • Sidney E. Dean, ‘Favorites and feuds: The treason against Edward II’.
  • Joseph Hall, 'To kill a king: The Stanleys in the Wars of the Roses'.


  • The Museum – J. Morgan Kuberry, ‘On the move: The Higgins Armory Museum collection’.
  • The Weapon – Olivier Bangerter, ‘The Swiss Pike: The weapon, tactics and countermeasures’.
  • The Debate – Murray Dahm, ‘The shield-wall of Waldere: New evidence for Anglo-Saxon tactics'.

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