Weapons In The Elizabethan Era

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During the Elizabethan Era, weapons were as common as the cloud, however the distribution in quality was separated by monetary values. The rich, upper class, nobles were well taught, and carried along with them weapons that suited their image. The rapier, for example, as mentioned by Bull ”Are the underlying source of nobles” (pg 72.) However, at the opposite end of the spectrum lies the dagger. A common crass weapon used by many of the lower class individuals. Pricing was relatively inexpensive, and it served its functions in the following years of warfare between Spain and Great Britain known as the Anglo-Spanish war.
“Between 1585- 1604, Spain and Great Britain were in an undeclared war”(Alchin). The rapid change of events caused the civilians
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