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Longbow versus breastplate

Longbow

The age old debate of Longbow vs. Armor… pick your side and watch the video below

FREE Course: Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

This year marks the 600th anniversary of one of the biggest battles in Medieval history, the Battle of Agincourt. We discussed the battle in lesson 44 of the podcast. Agincourt was a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War for Henry V and England. It’s an epic battle where legends are born and chivalry died!…

MAP#66: The Battle of Sluys (1340)

Battle of Sluys

The Battle of Sluys was the first major battle of the Hundred Years’ War. There were a few battles before it but nothing that compared to the size and ramifications of Sluys. The Hundred Years’ War was a series of wars between England’s Plantagenet Dynasty and France’s House of Valois and lasted 116 years! The…

Weapons that made Britain with Mike Loades

Weapons that made Britain

The 2004 documentary Weapons that made Britain is now available on YouTube. All five full length episodes are available to view. Click on the Playlist link to watch all five episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33CD68D56EB96300 You can watch the first episode The Sword, below and read Mike Loades comments after the video. Thanks to Randy at Tameshigiri.ca/ for…

MAP#44: Battle of Agincourt 1415

King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt 1415

The Hundred Years’ War raged for over 100 years and divided England and France like never before. Today on the Medieval Archives Podcast we look at a battle during the last phase of the Hundred Years’ War, The Battle of Agincourt. King Henry V of England, vastly outnumbered fought for his Kingdom and his life….

History of the longbow at Martock

Martock Local History Group is having Neil Eddington to demonstrate his Short History of the Longbow at its next meeting on February 15. The meeting will be held at Martock Primary School from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Neil is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable expert on medieval warfare and will give a hands-on demonstration in…

Medieval Warfare, Wounds, and Disease, for the General Audience

A conference that looks like great fun: Dancing with Death: Warfare, Wounds and Disease in the Middle Ages. It is being held October 20th to 22nd at the California University of Pennsylvania, located 35 miles south northeast of Pittsburgh, is free, and is not only open to the public but aimed at a general audience,…

Medieval Jousting Tournament at Royal Gunpowder Mills – 21st & 22nd August 2010

The Knights of Arkley will be taking part in a spectacular medieval jousting tournament at Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY on Saturday 21st &Sunday 22nd August 2010. Medieval style tents, tilt, quintains and displays of weapons will take visitors back in time and transform the attraction into a tiltyard from the Middle…

Keeping a medieval craft alive

Orne engineer Tony Leese-Rogers makes longbows from oak, buffalo horns and old washing machine parts. He speaks to Mick Austin about his work. It is not often you get the chance to turn a childhood fantasy into reality, but one man in Normandy is doing just that – and in the process is keeping an…