In a dazzling series of some 270 specially posed photographs, the authors recreate the fighting men of the High Middle Ages set in their 15th century environment. Noblemen and armoured knights, officers and halbardiers, artillery and handgunners, archers and crossbowmen, ladies and camp-followers are placed in realistic outdoor settings and historic interiors in Britain and continental Europe.
Gerry Embleton discovered a passion for the medieval period after moving to Switzerland in the early 1980's. He founded his company Time Machine in 1988, designing, creating and clothing life-size model historical figures for museums in several countries. He has pursued his medieval research through a Swiss-based "living history" group, whose high standards of authenticity have been endorsed by continental museums and heritage sites. Resident - Switzerland John Howe studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France. He is a respected freelance illustrator, and has published a wide range of historical and fantasy work on both sides of the Atlantic. Resident - Switzerland