TITLE

Bohemian Flail

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the history of the flail and other peasant tools used by the Hussites during the Hussite War. The Hussite War that ensued from 1420 to 1434 would have been crushed much sooner had the Hussites not been forged into a formidable army by Jan Zizka, an experienced professional warrior whose previous battles had included Tannenburg in 1410 and Agincourt in 1415. Zizka's innovations included the conversion of the tools, such as pitchforks, scythes and hammers, into deadly weapons.
ACCESSION #
24415975

 

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