Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and
large-scale manoeuvres, medieval and early modern wars also
involved assassination, abduction, treason and sabotage. These
undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals,
mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against key
fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams. However,
because of their clandestine nature, these deeds of `derring-do'
have not... more...