were highly regarded in some countries.
11) The Genoese crossbowmen
, out in the front of the French army, began to fight, though they had not had time to retrieve their shields.
Startled deer sometimes ran past, but the crossbowmen
were not skilled enough to hit any, so they survived primarily on the hearts of palms.
After an attack by crossbowmen
and infantry, the van of the French cavalry charged impetuously through their own infantry across the stream and up the slope on the other side.
Peace and Plenty was commissioned by the Guild of Crossbowmen
in 1614 to celebrate a peace treaty with Spain in the Eighty Years war, to hang above the fireplace of their meeting room in the town hall.
The Magna Charta demanded removal of "all alien knights, crossbowmen
, sergeants and mercenary soldiers.
Article XLI stated "[t]hat the King shall remove all Foreign Knights, Stipendiaries, Crossbowmen
, Infringers, and Servitors who came with horses and arms to the injury of the kingdom.