Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How To Deliver a Cavalry Charge

Doing my usual thing, researching this & that, and I come across what I found to be a very interesting article: "La Régle du Temple as a Military Manual, or, How to Deliver a Cavalry Charge" by Matthew Bennett. This was a piece written by the now-Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (British West Point, basically), giving an overview of a mid-13th century manual for organizing the Knights Templar. It's been included in at least two published books, see it here:

http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/articles/bennett1.htm


Or, if you can read French, a translation of the original La Régle du Temple is available here:

http://www.archive.org/stream/largleduhenride00tempuoft/largleduhenride00tempuoft_djvu.txt

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, that Templars piece was fascinating. In fact, that entire De Re Militari site looks like a good place to spend an afternoon.

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  2. You may fin the version of the Regle on Google Books more readable:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=_AoOAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22LA+R%C3%88GLE+DU+TEMPLE%22&source=bl&ots=EL3dfrfxCn&sig=1rS-fdLX69ENCP3hlvozZdrJTWw&hl=en&ei=kazBTN7PAYWClAfH3fXXCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false

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