From Fields of Labour to Fields of War looks at life for the common soldier.
For the common man in the fifteenth century life was hard. For three days a week he farmed his master's land and for three more he farmed the land he rented. All this for scant reward; his crops gave just enough for him and his family with some small amount left over to trade. But worse than this; if his master called him to war he must go, risking his life in the quarrels of noblemen far removed from his own daily struggle.