Time, middle ages. Character, female heir to the throne. Place, France and a made up kingdom nearby What sort of combat training would a female receive during this time? I get women did not get combat training often, but she will need to know how to direct an army and I can't choose which weapons to give her. What I should train her on. Spears seem so cumbersome. Swords are two handed at this point in history needing a lot of strength. Archery yes. But this isn't Katnis. Maces seem so...well...brutal and almost needing more strength as well. Where should I start her? Is there a good reference to look? I know she should learn about trebuchets and turtles and other forms of warfare. I have to teach her how to read first LOL. and probably some geography. But I need some ideas on what I should train her on.