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Schiltrons

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The origin of the term Schiltron, also variously spelled schiltrum or schiltrone, is obscure. A strong body of opinion holds that it translates as a shield-round or shield-ring, but whilst at first sight attractive this interpretation is not supported by the evidence. Shield-rings as used by Saxon and Norse warriors were a defensive formation protected by an interlocking ‘wall’ of…

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Schiltrons

The origin of the term Schiltron, also variously spelled schiltrum or schiltrone, is obscure. A…