France 14th century.
Knight in armour and weapons from 1300 to 1350. Military of the Middle ages.
Reign of the Capetian under:
Philip IV (1285-1314)
Louis X (1314-1316)
Johann I. (1316)
Philip V (1316-1322)
Charles IV. (1322-1328) With the death of King Charles IV. (1322-1328) ended the direct line of the Capetian.
Philip VI. (1328-1350). The beginning of the reign of the Valois.
Events in the 14th century.
Demise of the Knights Templar to 1312th.
In 1320, the black powder gun developed in the European weapons technology.
Between England and France begins in 1337 the Hundred Years War, which ends 1453rd.
At mid-century, there are more than 4,000 monasteries in Europe. The Order of the Benedictines are attributed to 450 buildings in 1500, the Franciscans in 1450, the Cistercians and the Premonstratensians 740.
One third of Europe’s population died of the plague. Strongest Wave 1347-1351.
Source: Histoire de l’Armée et de tous les régiments depuis les premiers temps de la Monarchie jusqu’à nos jours par M. Adrien Pascal. Paris, Dutertre, Libraire -Editeur 1861. Illustré par M. Philippoteaux, E. Charpentier, H. Bellangé, de Moraine, Morel-Fatio, Sorieul, etc.
Adrien Pascal (1815-1863) was a French military historian. He was the head of department of advertising at the Imperial Commission of the Universal Exhibition of 1855.