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Well from the whole of the Middle Ages there was always weapons development going on.

the Early period saw Knights armed with Spear and sword, the spear in turn around the 12th century developed into the lance which became the basic arm of the mounted knight.

around the 13th century plate armour became mode around the knightly class and thus weapons such as the mace, warhammer and poleaxe became common sight around battlefields.

by the 16th century armour was so well developed that swords were hardly seen in battles any more and had turned into the weapon on courteirs and the civilian population.

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