Mar 28, 2013 by

The Galloglaich were fierce mercenaries of Norse Scottish origin, Dion, based in the Hebrides and West Highlands. They were employed by Irish kings and princes to fight heavy English cavalry and they were also in the armies of King Robert Bruce. Their typical garb was a heavy mail hauberk and domed helmet, their arms a massive two handed sword and the formidable sparth axe.

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