The armoured knight was but one part of the medieval fighting machine, albeit an important one. Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior examines the various arms that fought on a medieval battlefield, from the knight to the archer, crossbowman, man-at-arms, artilleryman, siege engineer, arquebusier and even the lowly peasant. From the clash at Hastings (1066) to the battle of Varna (1444), the book shows how the weapons and fighting techniques of each part of a medieval army developed over the centuries. Packed with colour illustrations and box features throughout, the book covers all aspects of the medieval army and its equipment, from the footsoldiers to the armoured knights. It explains the role of each type of soldier and weapon on the battlefield, and why it was - or wasn't - successful. With detailed colour illustrations and fact-filled accompanying text, the book is the essential guide for any enthusiast of the Medieval period. Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer and editor specializing in military and defence topics. His published works deal with subjects ranging from the history of small arms to naval warfare and private security. He has previously contributed to Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Medieval World and Battles of the Bible.