mægen-wudu

mægen-wudu, m.n: mighty spear.

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Image: Norman cavalry attacks the Anglo-Saxon shield wall at the Battle of Hastings as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. The lances are held with a one-handed over-the-head grip. Both lance and pike are variations of the spear. From a History Today blog post about the lance.

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