Medieval History Term of the Week: Heater Shield

William Longespee - Earl of Salisbury - Coat of Arms - Medieval England - NobilityHeater Shield

Semi-cylindrical shield with a flat top edge. The shield was about 95 cm. long in the first half of the fourteenth century but was shortened later in the century. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 249)

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