Crossbow was the wonder weapon of the Middle ages. The Bow requires years of practice to master by comparison any man can be trained to use crossbow. Granted a trained man will serve better than an untrained man but any conscript could use a crossbow.
Innocent II was largely ignored any way
Sir William Balfour’s Regiment of Horse - When the parliament raised an army Sir William was appointed lieutenant-general of the horse, under the nominal command of the Earl of Bedford. He command...
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