Thieves at Shamakhi, 1580

From the travels of the explorer Chrisopher Burrough, a small skirmish with thieves. Not a real battle, but bow vs. musket nonetheless.

Robert Golding desirous to understand what might bee done at Shamaky, which is a dayes journey from Bachu, went thither, from whence returning, he was set on by theeves, and was shot into the knee with an Arrow, who had very hardly escaped with his life and goods, but that by good hap he killed one of the theeves Horses with a Caliver, and shot a Turke thorow both cheekes with a Dag.

A “caliver” is a weapon larger than a harquebuse but smaller than a musket. A “dag” is a pistol.

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