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Octavius, Marcus, Roman general, at siege of  Solan (48 B.C.), 290n.

Ok Meydan, the Place of the Arrow, 28 ; translations of inscriptions at, 29

Ok Zilar, the Place of the Arrow makers, 28

Olaus Magnus (1500- 1570), author of a history of the peoples of the North (1565), illustration from, 33

Old Testament, references to siege engines in, 259

Olina, G. Pietro, author of a book on birds (1622),  illustrations from, 147, 153, 156

Orleans, war engine at previous to siege of, 314

Paris, Matthew, (1196-1259), historian, quoted, 47

Parker, crossbow maker, 179

Persians, description of arrows used by, 26

Peschell, Hofrath Dr., of Korner Museum, Dresden, 236n.

Peter the Saracen, and King John, 62

Philip II. (1180 - 1223 ), use of crossbow during reign of, 47n.

Philip the Good at crossbow contests, 228

Philon of Byzantium (fl. 300 B.C.), architect and inventor of engines of war, 255

Pizarro, Spanish adventurer, and conquest of Peru, (1532-1533), 48

Plutarch, biographer (d. about 120), note on, 255 ;  cited, 259 ; quoted, 265, 266, 267

Poitiers, English longbowmen at, 32

Pollajualo, Antonio (1429-1498), picture by in National Gallery, 44, 73 ; reproduction of figures from picture by, 74

Polybius, (204-123 B.C.), historian, illustrations from, 251, 256, 258, 260, 267, 269, 274, 289 ; note on, 255

Popinjay : early use of, 53 ; inscription on, 222 ; origin of word, 224 ; colour of Belgian, 225 ; early use of, 225.. See also Bird

Portsmouth, picture of naval battle off (1545), alluded to 34, 49

Poynter Sir E., P.R.A., picture of catapult by, 250n.

Primitive crossbow : description and power of,. 57 sqq ; leather  handguards for use with, 61 ; effectiveness of, 62 ; lock of, 69

Procopius (500-565), historian, cited, 249, 270 ; note on, 255

Puy, Roman bas-reliefs in museum at, 44

Puysegur, Marquis de, Marshal of France, author of  Art de la Guerre (1748), quoted., 39 n.

Pyrmont, celebrity of steel bows from, 12

Quarrel, derivation of name, 19n, See also Bolts

Queen Anne of England, medal ordered by, 233

Queen Elizabeth : picture of using stonebow, 25 ; and crossbowmen,  49

Queen of the Crossbowmen, 228

Quicherat, J., author of a history of costume in France (1875), illustration from, 31

Ramelli, Agostino (1531-1590), engineer, 255, 256 ; illustrations from, 302, 313

Revolving nut and socket of a crossbow : shape and dimensions, 95, 96 ; pin for, 96 ; material nut made of, 96, 97

Reynolds, Sir Joshua, portrait by, 264n.

Rhe', Island of, longbow used in expedition to (1627), 35

Rhodes, Turks at siege of (1480), 263

Richard I, : at siege of Ascolon (1191), 3 ; death of caused by bolt from crossbow, 3 ; encouragement of crossbowmen by, 46 ; and hire of crossbowmen, 62 ; employment of siege engines by, 261

Richer, historian, quotations from tenth century manuscript of, 44

Roberts, T,, author of  The English Bowman, 81:, cited, 23

Rook rifles, introduction of, 77

Rymer, T. , historian (1641-1713) , cited, 46, 60

St. Albans, battle of (1461), Burgundian troops at, 39

St. Elizabeth, Breslau, Froissart manuscript in library of, 90n.
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St, Elizabeth, Marburg, painting of crossbowmen in church of, 132

St, George, Company of Crossbowmen of, 224 and Charles II., 226 ; and Infanta Isabelle, 228, 229

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, models of siege engines in museum of, 257

St. Hubert, patron saint of crossbowmen, 224

St Lambert, patron saint of Crossbowmen, 224

St. Sebastian (d.288), martyrdom of by crossbowmen, 44, 45, 73, 74, 132

St. Sernin, capital of pillar in church of, 230

Sallaert, Antony, pictures by, 229, 230

Salnove, Robert de, author of a book on the chase (1645), cited, 51

Salona, hair of women used at siege of (48 B.C.), 290n.

Sambuca, description of siege machine so called, 265n.

Saracens ; famed for manufacture of crossbows, 62 ; war engines captured from, 314

Saxony : crossbow shooting in, 206n. ; royal family of, and crossbowrnen of Dresden, 233

Schopper, Hartman, author of a book on mechanical arts (1568) , illustration from, 56

Schwabel (fl.1767), editor of Vegetius, 256

Schweighaeuser, J. (1742-1830), editor of Appian's history, 254


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