Weapontake at Troynovant:
shooting through and over the thicket of
weapons and martial arts;
men assembling with their arms,
gun rights and freedom of self-defense;
listed by Title
Note that many fine novels, stories, & films with characters employing traditional or exotic weaponry, are not listed here unless the work or the review targets general ideas about weapons as a literary component, or is thoughtful on the nature of weapons (weapon lift and heft and throw-weight), martial techniques and purposes, or wapentake (taking up arms in the old sense). We list as well those which consider the relation of weapons to freedom, the philosophy of violent self-defense; or which just include a bulging arsenal or truly fascinating weaponry.
[Gloucester's bedchamber and an adjoining room of state, Bury St. Edmunds.]
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just;
And he but naked, locked up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. ...
[Enter Suffolk and Warwick with their weapons drawn]
Why, how now lords? Your wrathful weapons drawn
Here in our presence? Dare you be so bold?
2 Henry VI, 3.2.232-239
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
The Journalist's Guide to Gun Policy Scholars
and Second Amendment Scholars
Tolkien's Use of 'Weapontake':
a philological discussion of weapontake
in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Shoulder patch with fiery cannonball:
57th Ordnance Brigade,
United States Army
American Civil War at Troynovant
1860-1865; freedom & slavery,
campaigns and battles
Warfare at Troynovant
war, general weaponry,
& philosophy of war