Vikings Days in the Danish Canadian Museum

The two-day event featured a viking village, battle demonstrations, a feast and more. “Viking Days is all about where the Danish immigration began,” said Susan Hejduk, business manager at the museum. “Almost every Canadian can connect to that. For the majority of Canadians, somewhere in their history, there will be an immigration – somebody will…

Why battles could be so decisive in the Middle Ages by Georgios Theotokis

But what is it that makes a battle decisive? The answer is straightforward: impact! A decisive battle should have long-term socio-political implications between adversaries and profoundly affect the balance of power on more than just the local level. But it is a specific characteristic of (decisive) battles that makes them invaluable for historians to study, their rarity.…

The Late Medieval International System by Andrew Latham

The prevailing view has been the Middle Ages were an era of “feudal heteronomy”, radically distinct from the early modern international system that superseded it sometime between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries.  According to this view, the late medieval order was not an international system, properly understood, for the simple reason that it did not…

Horse Armour in the Medieval Islamic Middle East

The earliest widespread use of horse armour appears to have been in Inner Asia, perhaps more specifically in Khwarazm. Thereafter horse armour became notably characteristic of Central and Inner Asia, not only amongst nomadic tribes but also amongst settled peoples such as the Turkish Uighurs of what is now called the Chinese autonomous region of…

Geometry of a Flat Hit by SwordStem

This article was inspired by the discussion surrounding the edge alignment of a strike recorded on video on a tournament somewhere. Now, I am not singling out anyone in particular, I don’t even know who this is. The fencers, tournament location, etc are unimportant. (For simplicity I will simply refer to Fencer Left and Fencer…

How Did Medieval Peasants Light Their Homes?

Jason Kingsley OBE, the Modern Knight, investigates medieval domestic lighting. Credits: Talos, Silver, Hawkeye, The Mighty Kaiju, Professor Fawn De Pom Pom Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Häme Medieval Festival VI Grzybowski Turniej Wojów 4e Festival d’HISTOIRE Vivante De Vikingen komen! Event reports: Wikingertagen in Schleswig This week’s craftsman: Viking Merchants This week’s videos: A Wolf-Tooth Spear Head Review Medieval Shoppe Old Norse Axe by Medieval Mayhem This week’s articles: Medieval and Viking Era…

The Identity Of This Medieval Skeleton Haunted The Nazis And The Soviets

Today’s archeologists have a much more nuanced idea about this guy’s identity. We do know that this man was a warrior, who lived sometime around 800 to 1000 CE, because of the sword he was buried alongside. However, the style of the sword is unique, not like any of the 1,500 early medieval graves found in…

Medieval and Viking Era Artefacts Discovered in North Iceland

Archaeological remains of three buildings have been discovered at Hofstaðir in North Iceland. Archaeologists were not previously aware of the buildings’ existence, RÚV reports. The site, located in the Mývatn area, contains both Medieval and Viking Age artefacts. Hofstaðir is the most-researched archaeological site in Iceland, and according to Professor of Archaeology Orri Vésteinsson of the University…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  Kening Striid 2019 Médiévales de Rochefort en terre 2019 Bosworth Medieval Festival Templariada 2019 Camp off Medievalsace 2019 XX Jarmark i Turniej Rycerski na Zamku Chudów Fête médiévale de Puycelsi 2019 Participe au Festival Médiéval Event report: Battle for the Kornicz’s Watchtower Mercer County Fair with jousting…

Mini golf and slides in medieval cathedral in Britain

This summer, visitors to some of England’s most imposing and ancient cathedrals will find carnival rides, a mini golf course, a lunar landscape and a lifelike model of the Earth dangling from the ceiling. Inside Norwich Cathedral in the east of England, a colorful, 55-foot-tall slide — known as a helter skelter — winds past…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Rencontre AMHE FightCamp 2019 Historisk kampsport på Trelleborgen Event report: Destreza vs Italian rapier This week’s craftsman: Regenyei Armoury This week’s videos: Playing around with Marozzos Imbracciatura by ChicagoSwordplay I33 – Durchtreten by Federico Malagutti Kicking in swordfencing by The Exiles Testing Kraken Swords British Navy Cutlass by…

Original Vs Reproduction – Which is better?

Are medieval weapons we see in museums perfect? When making a reproduction, how good should it be? I use examples of the IX949 from the Royal Armouries supplied by www.todsworkshop.com and antenna and baselard daggers from The Royal Armouries and a Mary Rose bollock dagger – all three from www.todcutler.com to illustrate my points and…

Jon Is Disgusted… Coffee Eggs From 1769

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On Holding the Sword

Gripping the sword seems simple enough but there are often mistakes made. The sword is sometimes held too tightly or too loosely. The sword is sometimes held by the wrong fingers, or with the pressure of the wrong fingers. Each one of these elements can impact how the sword is used by the fencer. Of…

Striking with Spears?

This is the justification a certain well-known but severely misguided HEMA interpreter to apply longsword striking techniques to the spear, which drives me pretty insane.  It just wasn’t done with spears, but a certain sector of the HEMA community just loves the ideas of taking techniques from one form and applying them to a different…

Children and swords – historical fencing for kids

Fundraising campaign in aim to teach children historical fencing. HEMA community is growing nicely, bringing together people of a different age and various backgrounds. There is however one group almost not present in the discipline – the kids. We aim to fill this gap and start a group made exclusively for children. We can be…

Cavalry Cutlass? A Rare Type of Royal Navy Sword

I’ve looked at antique cutlasses lots on my channel, but this is a sword with a difference. www.antique-swords.co.uk Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Jewelry in the 18th Century – Live From the Nutmeg Tavern!

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Antique French Sword Sizes Compared

I happen to have 3 important models on French military sword from the 1820s in hand at the moment, so I thought I’d do a little comparison for you. www.antique-swords.co.uk Extra videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Owner and Editor of Muzzleloader Magazine – Jason Gatliff Interview

In today’s interview we have a conversation with the owner and editor of Muzzleloader Magazine, Jason Gatliff. http://www.muzzleloadermagazine.com/ Visit Our Website! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/ ➧➧ Help support the channel with Patreon ➧ https://www.patreon.com/townsend ➧➧ Sign up for the YouTube Mailing List! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/youtube_list.htm ➧➧ Twitter ➧ @Jas_Townsend Facebook ➧ facebook.com/jas.townsend Instagram ➧ townsends_official

British Samurai Bayonets – 1907 Pattern & Arisaka

There is a connection between WW1 era British bayonets and Japanese samurai swords and knives that most people don’t know about. Here we look at the 1907 pattern British bayonet and its inspiration the Type 30 Arisaka. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Wikingertage Schleswig Frivillig – Lofotr Vikingfestival 2019 Podróże w czasie – wioska księcia Mieszka Event reports: Festival of Slavs and Vikings “Wolin-Jomsborg-Vineta” Vikingemarked i Hobro This week’s craftsman: Living History Crafts This week’s videos: Viking tattoos – interview with Uffe Berenth of Ginnungagap Art by Mathias Nordvig…

86 Early Medieval Skeletons Unearthed from Hidden Graveyard in Wales

During 2016, construction of a new road to connect a local highway with Coleg Menai’s Pencraig Campus in Anglesey, Wales, revealed the remains of 54 people dating to the early medieval period, approximately A.D. 800. Then, in 2017, an additional 32 individuals were uncovered nearby; bones and objects from this location dated to around A.D. 400. Continue…

Archaeologists find ‘Viking drinking hall’ during Orkney dig

The site, at Skaill Farmstead in Westness, Rousay, is believed to date back to the 10th Century and may have been used by the chieftain Sigurd. Stone walls, benches, pottery and a fragment of a Norse bone comb were found during the excavation. It is hoped the site could reveal much about diet, farming and fishing…

The four legs of HEMA

The great endeavor of historical fencers is to recreate the lost martial arts of Europe. There are some living traditions too, and the hope is to breathe new life into them as well and make sure they are preserved and remain living. But what defines HEMA and what is it based on? Here are four…

Caribbean Cooking In The 18th Century – Pepperpot from the 1700’s

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Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  52ème Grande Fête Médiévale Bleiberg 2019 Les Grandes Médiévales du Fort La Latte 2019 III Rycerska bitwa o strażnicę Kornicza Fête Médiévale de Bouillon 2019 Joute en lance réelle Wars of the Roses at Oxburgh Hall Médiévale Saint Antoine l’Abbaye Event reports: Les Médiévales de Parthenay This…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Seize The Initiative 3 Destreza vs Italian rapier Event report: An Cruinneachadh – Single Stick Tournament This week’s craftsman: Black Fencer This week’s videos: 5 Finger Sparring Glove Review by Academy of Historical Fencing Presentation Grade 1882 French Officers Sword by IPostSwords Kvetun Easton Mkiii Sabre Sparring –…

Historical clothing in HEMA

Now, I’m more interested in the authenticity of the fighting than the look of the clothes. I have had all too much experience of badly fitting, cheaply made, poorly tailored “historical” clothing that was not particularly representative of what it should have been in terms of the specifics of how it hung, how it moved,…

Black Fencer

Historical Fencing products and equipment from Spain: mostly synthetic simulators. Website: https://blackfencer.com Facebook: Black Fencer

Care of the Poor in Colonial America – Live From the Nutmeg Tavern!

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Antique Leather Restoration – Sword Scabbards, Belts & Other Leather Military Items

One of the ways that I restore antique leather items, such as sword scabbards, belts, binocular cases, straps, boots, etc. Chelsea Dubbin: https://amzn.to/2SXfjKY Extra videos: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

We Didn’t Always Get Paper From Trees – Historical Writing Series Part 3

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Why are movie swords always wrong? (An armourers thoughts)

Why are historical film props so often ‘not quite right’? This film explains why weapons props are so often not quite historically correct however much we all wish for it…. Real life working on films gets in the way of being totally historically accurate; after all none of us are making a documentary. If you…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  8. Mittelalterliches Klosterfest Miesbach 2019 Médiévales Colombier Fontaine Les Médiévales de Parthenay 22nd Tournament in the Ogrodzieniec Castle Médiévale de Cereste Battle of Evesham Legendary Joust – Beeston Castle The Loxwood Joust 2019 Médiévales A Montpezat Les Grandes Médiévales du Fort La Latte 2019 Gloucester History Festival…

8th Knights’ Tournament in Siewierz Castle

This year tournament at the walls of Siewierz Castle hosted more than two hundreds medieval reenactors. Piotr Kriger won both – the longsword and the sword and shield competition. 8th Knights’ Tournament in Siewierz Castle just ended. Since its very beginning organizers aimed to connect reenactors of high and late middle ages. Last weekend fields…

First Ride in a New 14th Century Knight’s Saddle

Jason Kingsley OBE, the Modern Knight investigates his latest medieval saddle on one of his fiery stallions. Credits: Mr. Dibbs Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Handcrafted History

I’m Linda and I focus on historical costumes. I travel all around Sweden (and abroad too) holding workshops and teaching about historical crafting, and I also make historical clothing on comission, for companies, reenactors and museums. Website: https://handcraftedhistory.blog Facebook: Handcrafted History Etsy: HandcraftedHistories

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Festival of Slavs and Vikings “Wolin-Jomsborg-Vineta” Odense Middelalderdage 2019 Hornbore ting – Vikingamarknad 2019 130th Islendingadagurinn – Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Vikingemarked i Hobro Romaría Vikinga in Catoira Vikings at Birka Vikingekrigere in Ribe Past events: Moesgård Viking Moot Vikingehåndværkertræf 2019 in Aggersborg Viking Market in Saltvik…

Possible grave of Slavic warrior woman in Denmark

Possible grave of a Slavic warrior woman has been identified by Dr. Leszek Gardeła. Archaeologists discovered it many years ago in the Viking cemetery on the Danish island of Langeland. But until now they did not notice a typical Slavic axe. According to the researcher, both the form of the burial – a chamber grave…

When Safety Is Dangerous Part 2 Competition and Force

Thank you all for the feedback yesterday, I am quite enjoying being able to sit back and learn from your opinions. I plan to do a few more videos on this and see how far we can take the conversation.

Medieval Treasures

My name is Jadwiga and I run that store since 2011. You may find here broad selection of silver and bronze jewellery, mostly replicas from archaeological findings from all over the Europe. Thanks to cooperation with Kokosz Manufacture we can provide also gambesons and padded equipment, covering the period from 9th to 16th century. Website:…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: CombatCon An Cruinneachadh – Single Stick Tournament Past events: Albion Cup 2019 Cornhusker State Games – HEMA – 2019 NESG: Boar’s Tooth 2019 Sword Fight V This week’s craftsman: Bloss – For Hemaists from Hemaist This week’s videos: When Safety Is Dangerous 1 – Masks In HEMA by…

Bloss – For Hemaists from Hemaist

HEMA weapons and jackets Website: http://bloss.pl Facebook: Bloss – For Hemaists from Hemaist

Red Dragon HEMA Sparring Jacket – review by ‎Jeffrey Sovelove‎

Fit and Features: I especially like the fit since I’m not tall and most things are way too long in the arms. I especially like that the finish on the end of the sleeves is not elasticized and has a notch so I can roll the sleeves up easily. The front where the jacket overlaps…

A tested, working solution for the NeverEnding Problem of Afterblows, Doubles and prevention of suicidal fencing

It’s likely that the most serious problem in modern competitive HEMA is that the intention to not be hit is very difficult to reward, compared to the intention of hitting, in a sport that is fundammentally based on fencers hitting each other. Double hits universally represent both fencers failing at doing the most important thing…

Viking Currency by Dani Trynoski

In the Middle Ages, Scandinavians obtained their daily necessities through a variety of means. Some people made certain items like fabric, baskets, or leather yet needed to buy other goods like metal housewares. Most transactions would be a barter system, maybe a bolt or two of fabric in exchange for an iron cauldron? Metals would…

Grooming the Face in the Early Middle Ages by Steven P. Ashby

Such ‘non-Romans’ provide an interesting case study; we might in particular consider the Lombards, whose very appellation is traditionally believed to derive from an origin myth in which the group’s women disguise themselves as men by tying their hair down to form ‘long beards’ (Borri 2014). In many ways the historicity of this story matters much…

SwordSTEM – There is no horizontal zwerchau cutting plane

To be effective at cutting we need the sword’s edge in alignment with its direction of motion. This means that the sword would trace a disk in space, rather than a cone like the umbrella zwerch. So how can we get a cutting plane for our zwerchau, while still hitting the target? Have the cut…

Making A Three-Course Meal – Roast Beef, Onion Rings, and Syllabub With Natalie and Tara!

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Revolvers & Bowie Knives – Arnachellum & Sons of Salem

Looking at an antique Bowie knife made by Indian maker Arnachellum, and considering where these fit in their historical context. http://www.antique-swords.co.uk More videos at https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

English Longsword The Rownde from Ledall’s Roll fully tested!

Thrand in collaboration with Chris Sizemore and Shawn Kreger test an English longsword technique called the Rownde or Round form the Ledall Roll a longsword fencing manual from 1535 and 1550 Tudor Period England. The Manual is assumed to be written by J Ledall,.The only fencer with the name J. Ledall currently known to be…