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Medieval Shields: More Than Meets The Eye

During the Middle Ages, shields were a hot commodity to one’s armament.  Both mounted knights and foot soldiers alike sported these defensive pieces.  Not only shields offer protection against opponents’ blows, they also boasted an attractive appearance with ornate images … 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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Of Kings and Coats of Arms: Sign of the Lionheart

Sure, shields and armor are about protecting you from battle wounds and death and all that, but let’s be honest…aren’t they also about showing off what a blue-blooded, war-heroic hotshot you are? Men of the Middle Ages certainly seemed to … Continue reading

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