In feminism , Visual Art Views The brilliant tumbler feed Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor has inspired me to add my two cents to the discussion. Why does my opinion matter? I make actual armor that people wear when they hit each other with swords. When making armor I have to strike a balance between comfort, protection, range of motion, and appearance. My experience has made me more than a little opinionated on the subject of fantasy armor. I intend to set the internet straight.
Face of mystery medieval knight finally revealed with modern-day CSI skills
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I have to question the assertion of this very small study that walking in armour is more tiring than walking with the same amount of weight in a backpack. Now, with articulated plate, it is absolutely essential that it be precisely fitted to the individual wearer, especially on the limbs. Cathy So maybe a modern weight loss program should incorporate plate mail. RichieP I think the French men-at-arms at Agincourt might be seen as a possible control group. There seems to be reasonable grounds to believe that they were hugely hindered, exhausted and disadvantaged by having to plough through mud in full plate before fighting and were certainly unable to move like the English archers.
The skeleton of the warrior, who was killed at the time of Scotland's Wars of Independence with England, was discovered under the floor of a chapel at Stirling Castle. Now a team at Dundee University, led by world-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black, have revealed what he would have looked like. Enlarge This is a reconstruction of the knight's face. Forensic experts believe the scar on his forehead would have been caused by an blow from an axe. His skeleton was found under the floor of a chapel at Stirling Castle Analysis of the skeleton, which was unearthed in , reveals that when he died the man was in his 20s, was around 5ft 7in and 'very strong and fit, with the physique of a professional rugby player'.
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