Decorative letter 'b', with a sun and polearm behind it.

B

Decorative letter 'b', with a sun and polearm behind it.

Illustration of the French soldier called Chevalier de Bayard, sitting on a horse in full armor and holding a polearm. His visor is raised. Also called "The Good Kight", his given name was Pierre Terrail and he was known for being happy and kind. He was the ideal knight. The illustration includes a tree (left), on which hangs Bayard's shield. There is also a road and small town in the background.

Chevalier de Bayard on Horseback, a French Knight Named Pierre Terrail

Illustration of the French soldier called Chevalier de Bayard, sitting on a horse in full armor and…

"Fauchard of the 15th century. A weapon of the middle ages consisting of a scythe-shaped blade with a long handle, and differing from the war-scythe in having the sharp edge convex." -Whitney, 1911

Fauchard of the 15th Century

"Fauchard of the 15th century. A weapon of the middle ages consisting of a scythe-shaped blade with…