Saturday, 23 July 2011

Knight on a Treadmill...

Well, not this knight!   We saw this armour at Bonaguil in France.   Recent research by the University of Leeds looks into the effects of wearing heavy armour in battle.   Some of the armour was so heavy (between 30kg and 50 kg in weight), it really affected the efficiency of the fighters.    Outcomes of battles such as the Battle of Agincourt might have been different if the French had worn less armour. To see the knight on a treadmill and read the full BBC report, click here: BBC Report

Below is a picture of Bonaguil Chateau in Lot-et-Garonne.

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