Sunday, May 02, 2010

Laws of arms: a contribution from Will McLean

Will McLean, author of the blog A Commonplace Book, has suggested that anyone interested in Charny's questions on war should take a serious look at the army ordinances issued by Richard II in 1385 in connection with campaign against Scotland. Instead of questions, these are answers: if I raise the banner of St. George and try to start a mutiny in the army, what punishment can I expect?

Will has posted the translated ordinances here.

I have corrected my initial attribution of the translation, which properly belongs to Francis Grose (1801), but we still have reason to be grateful to Will for hunting it out.

1 comment:

  1. The translation is Grose's, I just modernized the spelling