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copy from Bruges, Belgium, c.1470-1475AD
f.253r Siege of Reims (1359/1360)
A larger image of f.253r, Siege of Reims (1359/1360), 'Chroniques' by Jean Froissart
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Division occidentale
Cote: Français 2643
Auteur/Titre: jean froissart, chroniques
Nom de pays: belgique
Siècle: 15ème siècle
Date: vers 1470-1475
Artiste: loyset liédet et collab.
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Français 2643. Captions from mandragore.bnf.fr
The cannon's breeches are referenced as Fig. 151a in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 1 by Ian Heath:The object depicted in 151a, from the same source, is a movable breech called a chamber which was secured in position in a gun by use of leather-covered wedges. Such chambers contained the charge used to fire the gun and were employed in many early cannon.