Post by marktrengove on Nov 11, 2007 15:31:52 GMT -5
Sorry, I meant Rowe!
I'll look for you in St Ives.
The Muster Roll records what weapon they were trained in, and what weapon/equipment they possessed. Some would not have their own weapon, but might obtain from the parish store - normally kept in the church.
A bill is a combined axe-spear, rather like a halberd. In other areas of England at this time it was going out of use in favour of the pike, but Cornishmen lagged behind and were still using it more than elsewhere in England.