Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Trivia== *The Second Lateran Council under Pope Innocent II in 1139 banned the use of crossbows against Christians as they deemed it to be too powerful and lethal (though Muslims and other non-Christians were allowed to be killed by crossbows). However the crossbow was so effective as a weapon that the ban was ignored. *Unlike muskets or rifles; a Crossbow does not need to be resting against the shoulder while aiming; as there is little to no recoil unlike a musket. *Noticeable victims of the Crossbow include; Harald Hardrada and Richard I of England (dying from Gangrene resulting from his wound). Joan of Arc was struck in the neck by a crossbow in the Siege of Orleans: but managed to recover. Joan was also struck in the thigh or leg during the Siege of Paris, which forced her to retreat from the battle to heal. *The English army during The Hundred Years War used crossbows more frequently during the later years of the war, primarily since the elite English Longbowmen were costly due to how long it took to train the archers. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/Crossbow"