Early Medieval Chainmail – Arms and Armour 500-1000AD #1

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The quintessential image of a medieval knight is a gracious, horse-mounted warrior, clad in shining plate armour. It cannot be denied that this idol is spectacular, but it is unrealistic and implies the use of plate armour as the most common form of defensive clothing in the Middle Ages. This is, in fact, untrue. Throughout the medieval period, especially the Early Middle Ages, chainmail was the best, most practical armour available.

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Research & Writing: Joshua Potts

Voice: Bill Odman

Music: Epidemic Sound, Kevin Macloed & Alexander Nakarada

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