The longsword was also known as the Bastardsword and became popular in Europe between 1100 and 1400.
The longbow, a devastatingly powerful long range weapon, was highly popular with English armies in the Middle Ages, although it was the Welsh who designed such a practical and deadly device. English Kings brought it into common use following defeated attacks on Wales.
Welcome, Knight Errant! I see you want to be talked through the steps in the process of forging your own medieval sword! We won’t be making no flimsy wooden swords here – grab your swordsmith and we can get to work blacksmithing a new weapon!
I’ve been making additions to some of my blog posts – adding new facts, trying to elaborate more on my points and checking grammar. Here is the article of editing today:
Castles were impressive structures by nearly all definitions and a key aspect of medieval society. They served as miniature administrative offices, defensive positions and markers of realms.
How they were built is truly astonishing, and required huge amounts of manual, human labour without necessarily advanced measuring equipment or machinery.
What kept those valiant warriors fighting to the end? Today we look at what kinds of food medieval Knights ate to energise and strengthen them, ready for combat on the battlefield.
What image comes to mind when you think of Medieval feasting? Roudy men getting outrageously drunk and people flinging bones all over the floor? Surely most people imagine this.