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Setting The Record Straight About A Knight In A Suit Of Armor

When it comes to the Middle Ages, perhaps the most defining image in popular culture is a knight in a full suit of armor mounted on horseback.  Hailed as one of the most exciting times in history, the medieval period … Continue reading

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Suit of Armor For Sale And A Historical Tale

If you’ve ever seen a suit of armor for sale, Were you aware of the pieces it does entail? Though it may look like one big chunk of metal, it has many parts That work together to guard against the … Continue reading

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Medieval Leather Armor, A Medieval Meal, And A Medieval Reenactment You Won’t Forget

The Middle Ages was a time of exhilarating excitement, bloody battles, and awesome action that is, no doubt, one of the greatest periods in history. Though this era is now a thing of the past, its legacy and impact is … Continue reading

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Armor and Chainmail Maintenance – Simple Instructions to Keep Your Armor New!

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Medieval Tournaments: Affairs To Remember

It started as a training ground for knights in France in the 11th century to refine their combat skills, but by the 13th century, medieval tournaments became a riveting social event for all ages.  Featuring knights in armor and armed … Continue reading

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The Medieval Shield: Weaponry Or Art?

For a knight or soldier during the Middle Ages, a shield not only offered solid protection from those brutal blows from their adversaries, but this piece also served as a weapon.  As part of their training, men practiced for hours … Continue reading

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You Don’t Tamper with the Templars

Nowadays, an excursion to the Holy Land might come in a nice little package from your travel agent, complete with the option of first-class airfare. But in the 9th century, taking a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Jerusalem was … Continue reading

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Your Knights May Be Hospital, but Ours Are Hospitaller

When we think of knights, we usually think of valiant men who fought in full armor, jousted on horseback, and checked to see if your temperature and blood pressure were too high. Wait, what was that last one? Ah yes, … Continue reading

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LARP Like Your LOTR-Style Weapon Has Never Been Broken

For those of you who are unsure whether LARP means a type of poetic songbird or a blob of pig fat, and are also unsure why people spell it in all caps as if they’re yelling (as in “Hey Johnny! … Continue reading

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A Gorget for Your Thoughts?

No, a gorget is not a mythological monster with snakes for hair. A medieval gorget is not a petite woman who still manages to shovel down tons of food. A gorget happens to be precisely the piece of armor you … Continue reading

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