In this video we have recreated the deeds of the famous knight Jean le Maingre, known as Boucicaut, which were put in writing in the early 15th century.
This week, historians around the world are gearing up to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of the most significant battles of the Hundred Year’s War.
Recently, I picked up a new hobby in this vein: making chain mail.
But the image remains—the knight in shining armor, gleaming, protected, hidden, isolated behind helm; yet gallant, courtly, protector of the weak, of maidens, of orphans, widows; dedicated to God, devoted to the distant lady, never turning back from the challenge of a joust, brave and gentle, proud and courteous, forever riding oﬀ in search for adventure, in quest of Holy Grail or holy war.
The Crusades were a major turning point in history which evoked a rapid evolution of arms and armors that persisted throughout the middle ages.
Our findings can predict age-associated decline in Medieval soldiers’ physical performance, and have potential implications in understanding the outcomes of past European military battles.
Armour represents one of the most recognised and enduring monuments of the Middle Ages, but its fabrication as a craft-product remain obscure.
Special presentation at the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies
The purpose of this research is to determine the effect various medieval arrows have on various medieval armour types. The time period that I tested is around 1400, the time of the English longbow.
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In the examination of material remains, illustrations, and capitularies, the reason why Carolingian arms and armor were prized amongst the Viking nations can be ascertained and evidence found as to how the Vikings came to possess such valued items.
Some Aspects of the Metallurgy and Production of European Armor By Craig Johnson Armored Proceedings Symposium (1999) Introduction: The metallurgical study of armour and…
The Coppergate Helmet By Dominic Tweddle Förnvännen, Vol. 78 (1983) Abstract: A helmet was discovered in 1982 during building works at Coppergate, York.…