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'Chroniques' by Jean Froissart
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
Origine: bruges
Siècle: 15ème siècle
Date: vers 1470-1475
Artiste: loyset liédet et collab.

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Français 2643. Captions from
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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.

See also Artillery in 'Les Vigiles de Charles VII' by Martial d'Auverne, 1484AD, BnF MS Français 5054