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Middle Ages Armour - Norman Infantryman
Battle of Hastings 1066 Armour
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Call Number: 940.1 PFA
Publication Date: 1992
Reference: Pfaffenbichler, M 1992, Armourers, Museum Press, London.
Call Number: 940.1 HEP
Publication Date: 2013
Reference: Hepplewhite, P 2013, Knights, Franklyn Watts, Sydney.
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BASINET: A helmet that protected the sides of the face and neck. The basinet usually had a visor, a metal plate attached to the helmet skull that could be pulled down to protect the face.
The battle-axe was the main weapon used by King Harold's housecarls at the Battle of Hastings. A battle-axe was used in hand-to-hand fighting or could be hurled as a missile.
A castle is a fortified building or set of buildings used to provide permanent or temporary protection and accomodation for kings and queens or important noblemen and their families.
Medieval armor started with padded garments and Chain mail which were used prior to the development of suits of Armor and then worn in conjunction with the suits of armour.
Medieval Weapons & Armour
Medieval weaponry spanned a range from simple tools and farm implements to sophisticated siege engines
Medieval Weapons That Maimed and Killed
When picturing medieval European warfare, we usually focus on the knights—glamorous aristocratic warriors fighting with sword and lance. But while these weapons were important, medieval warriors thrashed their opponents with an array of brutal instruments.
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Who were medieval knights? How did you become a knight and what did a knight have to do?
A medieval knight didn't just ride about on a war horse in shiny armour, go on crusade or joust in a tournament. Medieval knights had important responsibilities and duties to carry out.
The Battle of Hastings, again!
How was England changed forever by one battle in 1066? In that year, a Norman army led by Duke William of Normandy sailed to England and defeated the Saxon army of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings. Visit the site of the battle during a re-enactment by medieval history buffs. This is the first of two clips.