To the 5th century BC the Celts ( warriors who come from Central Europe) enter the French territory , and settled first in Franche -Comté and Burgundy . They impose their language and culture to the people who were there before them: they know how to make stronger than bronze weapons iron weapons (like the end of the Spring and Autumn Period in China). The Celts are also farmers and artisans, and do business .
Graf Albrecht von Hohenlohe und Ziegenhain, 1490 [Landesarchiv HZAN].
Giuseppe Rava - Guerrero micénico de la Edad de Bronce en armadura tipo "Dendra", siglo XII AC
Virginia hunting shirt. Bleached linsey-woolsey, heavily fringed. http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/cmh/book_images/high/v2_c2_s07_ss01_01.jpg
Viriato against the Romans by wraithdt.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt
A mounted centurion
The attire and accoutrements of an Iron Age warrior from continental Germania 3rd - 1st c. AD Iron was 'scarce' in Germania according to Tacitus, and thus the peasant levy fought with cudgels, rocks, spears, and axes. The warrior depicted has a sword and thus would be equivalent to the knightly class that evolved later. By the time of the Frankish kingdoms (5th c. on), the Germanic regions possibly had the greatest iron/steel output in the world at that time.