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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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And they are good warriors. Every one of them has two or three bows, and of arrows great plenty, and a heavy axe. And their gentlemen have sharp swords, and on their heads helmets, and on their horses a coverture of metal which is made by themselves. And if one of them flee from battle or from conflict, he will be slain by his own people. And they are always thinking how they may conquer the countries around them, for they have a prophecy that they will take the countries with their bows, for with their arrows they slay as many men before them and behind them as on each side of them.