Author : Rupert Matthews
100 Facts Arms and Armour is an amazing illustrated children's history book for 7-10 year olds, presenting weapons and armour throughout the ages in stunning detail. Discover how arms and armour have been used in battle, from the earliest stone spears to the rise of modern warfare. Exactly 100 facts accompanied by detailed photographs and beautiful artwork will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book. Projects to make and do, hilarious facts and brilliantly drawn cartoons add an extra element of fun. Add a detailed index, and 100 things you should know has all the ingredients for a perfect introduction to this fascinating topic. Topics covered: The first arms, Ancient civilizations, Hoplites and phalanxes, Roman legions, The fall of Rome, Gladiators, The Barbarians, The Heavenly Kingdom, The Dark Ages, Early knights, Archers and peasants, Later knights, Desert warfare, Indian arms, Island wars, African arms, The Americas, The code of Bushido, Modern arms and armour.