Magic swords in Early Modern Europe? A look at the mysterious phenomenon of blades engraved with 1414 and 1441, and what these unusual markings could mean.
A mystery: Why are some swords intended solely for ceremonial purposes found exhibiting damage consistent with use? Let’s take a look at some examples and think about what’s going on.
A discussion of depictions of dagger and staff weapon use in medieval art from 1350-1500 and how they compare to the techniques in medieval fencing treatises.
This continues on from an earlier video on swordplay in medieval art which can be viewed here.
A brief discussion on my research into signs of wear and use on medieval arms and armour.
For those who are interested in learning a bit more about my thesis exploring armed combat in Late Medieval Europe, and want to know what they can expect when the book is published, you can find a comprehensive summary of the project here.
More details to follow about publication as and when they are confirmed.