Kite Shields

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Viking Age Arms And Armour - Armour - Shield - Kite Shields
... Towards the end of the Viking age the kite shield appears on the continent ... This shield is shown used by cavalry on the Bayeux tapestry, and may have evolved as a shield for mounted fighting ... However, these shields were not ideally suited to Viking-style infantry combat tactics, given its poor protection of an infantryman's legs ...

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