Aristotle

Old Learning for Old Treatises

The people who wrote the treatises would have based their ideas on Aristotelian physics and not Newtonian physics simply because that is what would have been available to them. It is not until we read much later smallsword texts that Newtonian physics could possibly have been applied. So in this case Aristotelian physics is the…

Sword of Francis I from the Musée de l’Armée

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, looks at a royal buckler belonging to Henry VIII of England. Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature the objects in our exhibition in Leeds. These…

When the CHINESE invented the LONGSWORD: Roaring Dragon Jian from LK Chen REVIEW

The Chu two-handed sword (jian) was probably the first steel-bladed ‘longsword’ that the world had seen and it was closely modeled on bronze examples that had gone before. Here we look at the historically accurate replica, the ‘roaring dragon’ jian, by LK Chen, with some historical background and cutting tests. Full review by Matt Easton…

Keto Recipes in the 18th Century?

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Mystery Short Sword: What is it? Messer, Seax, Facine/Pioneer, Hunting Sword?

I buy and sell hundreds of antique swords, but I don’t really know exactly what this one is! Do you? I’ve also got some other antique short swords out to compare to it. Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1…

How to train a jousting horse

In June 1520 King Henry VIII took part in a joust as part of the Field of Cloth of Gold, a political summit and tournament. The Royal Armouries has invited modern jousters to Leeds to mark the 500th anniversary. Ben Atkinson from Atkinson Action Horses talks about how to select and train a horse for…

2200 Year Old Chinese Swords – LK Chen Magnificent Chu Jian Review & History

Matt Easton (Scholagladiatoria) reviews the beautiful Magnificent Chu Jian from LK Chen. https://lkchensword.com/magnificent-chu-jian Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique Arms: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

Wrestling with History

Chris and Lauren from the York School of Defence demonstrate how the wrestling match between Henry VII and Francis I at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 may have played out based on their understanding of contemporary and other historical texts. #PowerandGlory #MuseumfromHome The Field of Cloth of Gold was a diplomatic summit…

Meet the jousters: Luc Pétillot

In June 1520 King Henry VIII took part in a joust as part of the Field of Cloth of Gold, a political summit and tournament. The Royal Armouries has invited modern jousters to Leeds to mark the 500th anniversary. Meet Luc Pétillot who talks about what jousting means to him. This video is in French…

Sabre parry into thrust

Looks like I barely grazed him but it is the transition that is interesting here.

How To Make Your Skull Shiny – Skull Shaver Pitbull

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Meet the Jousters – Mike Collin

In June 1520 King Henry VIII took part in a joust as part of the Field of Cloth of Gold, a political summit and tournament. The Royal Armouries has invited modern jousters to Leeds to mark the 500th anniversary. Meet international trick rider, jouster, and TV horseman, Mike Collin as he gives you a rare…

How to make a lance

“You don’t want to kebab your opponent” Follow historian, jouster and expert lance maker Mark Griffin from Griffin Historical into the woods as he teaches you how to make a lance worthy of the Field of Cloth of Gold. #PowerandGlory #MuseumfromHome The Field of Cloth of Gold was a diplomatic summit between the Henry VIII…

AIMA Roma-17 closing ceremony

This is the new benchmark for any fencing event, we need MORE flags and MORE colorful tights!

Military Sword / Sabre Replicas – Are There Any Good Ones? Plus Advice On Making Them.

I OFTEN get asked about where to get good quality replica military swords and sabres. People ask about Cold Steel swords, Deepeeka, Universal Swords and others. My advice has been the same for the last several years, because no new products have come onto the market to change my advice. In this video I summarise…

Medieval Two Handed Swords (zweihander, montante, spadone) – Context Part 1: Weight & Size

I feel that two-handed swords (otherwise known as greatswords, zweihander, montante, spadone etc) are a little misunderstood. They are not simply extra-long longswords, or at least lots of them are not. They have distinctive characteristics and methods of use. English Medieval Two-Hand Sword: https://www.museumreplicas.com/windlass-english-two-hand-sword?affiliate=scholagladiatoria Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria…

SWORDS with Small or No HAND GUARDS: Not Bad!

A lot of people online seem to think that swords without substantial or protective hilts are BAD. This is really short-sighted and ignores most of the historical context. Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services:…

Meet the Jousters: Marie Baron

In June 1520 King Henry VIII took part in a joust as part of the Field of Cloth of Gold, a political summit and tournament. The Royal Armouries has invited modern jousters to Leeds to mark the 500th anniversary. Meet Marie Baron who talks about what jousting means to her. This video is in French…

Henry VIII’s buckler from the Musée de l’Armée

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, looks at a royal buckler belonging to Henry VIII of England. Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature the objects in our exhibition in Leeds. These…

Left-Handed Sword Fighting, Hilt Symmetry & British 1796 Pattern Swords

Bringing together a few related topics – the British 1796 pattern swords, left-handed swordsmen and hilt balance, or symmetry. Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique Arms: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

Sabre counter cut

Timing and Distance

Sabre don’t move

Did a better job of not retreating with the parry here.

Campfire Cocktails! – Excellent Cherry Bounce From The 1700’s

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Figueiredo Montante rule 1.

A variation. I am giving my friend Oskar ter Mors a shout out on this one as his rolling made me think on play one again. Running through this very slowly to keep each action and the body dynamic clear. If 16 seconds isn’t enough for you, watch it more times.:) Figueiredo rule one simple.…

Greenwich armour from the Musée de l’Armée.

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, takes a look at a suit of armours from the famous Greenwich armoury. (English Subtitles available) Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature some of the…

Classic Apple And Pork Combination – Meat Pie From 1792

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Second World War 1944: Resistance

On 18 and again on 22 June 1940, shortly after the fall of France to German invasion, General Charles de Gaulle broadcast from London. In his first broadcast he finished by saying: ‘Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished’. Hear how that resistance supported the…

Gladiator types & how the movie got it so wrong

Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/pSyh30qSecC The main types of Roman gladiator that were used in gladiatorial games at the time of the movie and how the Ridley Scott/Russel Crowe movie ‘Gladiator’ got it so utterly wrong. Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook…

You Eat This Every Day! – 1792 Breakfast Omelette

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A Pole Lathe For Our Cabin! – Townsends Wilderness Homestead

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Gothic Tudor poleaxe from the Musée de l’Armée.

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, examines at gothic poleaxe of a kind used at the Field of Cloth of Gold. Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature some of the objects…

The ceremonial sword of Francis I from the Musée de l’Armée.

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, looks at Francis I’s ceremonial sword. Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature some of the objects in our exhibition in Leeds. These films will be…

Home Learning Hub: Leeds Pals

At the outbreak of the First World War, there was a need to recruit volunteers to join the army and fight. Many of these volunteers were put into what was called ‘Pals Battalions’. These battalions were made up of soldiers all from the same area, as it was hoped this would boost volunteer sign up…

Foot combat armour by Nicolo Silva from the Musée de l’Armée

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, looks at a foot combat armour by the Milanese master armourer Nicolo Silva. Over two episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature the objects in our exhibition in…

Blood & blades! Kukris, knives, swords, notches & blood grooves

Blood everywhere! Lots of people seem to be under the impression that grooves, fullers, kukri cho, knife notches and all similar things are all about BLOOD! Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton…

Home Learning Hub: Second World War – ARP-ing on

These learning resources are made by the Royal Armouries education team and are designed to support teachers and parents while home schooling. KS2 English KS2 History Those that were left behind at home were not completely safe from the enemy. The Germans bombed Britain’s towns and cities, so we needed brave people to help protect…

Why Bladed Weapons Continued Being Developed By Modern World Armies & Navies

Why did late-19th and 20th century military and navy organisations continue developing bladed and close combat weapons, as well as issuing and training their troops with them? It’s not all about killing statistics, but being prepared, tactics and the few exceptions that made it worth it. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Second World War 1940: Home Guard

80 years ago, with the threat of invasion very real, the British government raised the Local Defence Volunteers, later known as the Home Guard. Inspired by our contemporary artillery collection at Fort Nelson, and the Fort’s historic role supplying Anti-aircraft batteries on the South Downs, meet the LDV’s newest and most enthusiastic recruit. Subscribe to…

Shame below

They don’t learn the Unterhau well enough

Longsword Alexander times it right

And then completely shuts down my afterblow. King.

Episode 6: How to Plan a Tudor Tournament: ‘Mills and Miracles’. Oudenburgh, 15th May 1520

Exactly 500 years ago Armouries staff were sent to what is now Belgium to buy weapons for the Field of Cloth of Gold. Inspired by a single archive that details their expenditure, this is their story. Over eight episodes, published each Friday, “Richard Pellande” will regale us with their adventures. 10 April 2020 – Episode…

Home Learning Hub: Beowulf – part 1

Our Home Learning Hub are made by the Royal Armouries education team and are designed to support teachers and parents while home schooling. KS2 English KS2 History Watch the video and listen to the saga of Beowulf. The Saxons were very good warriors and used their minds as well as weapons and armour to win…

Medieval Battle Axes! with Thor’s Forge 14th Century Replica

Battle axes, of the one-handed variety, were popular from the Viking era onwards, but with the addition of rear spikes and other adaptations they saw a resurgence of popularity in the heavily armoured periods of the middle ages, particularly from the 13th century. Thor’s Forge: https://www.facebook.com/Thorsforge/

How To Make Bread With No Yeast In Historical America

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Service Sharpening & The 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword

Service sharpening on military swords and specifically on the British Army 1897 pattern infantry officer’s sword. Easton Antique Arms: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/antique-swords-for-sale/ https://www.facebook.com/eastonantiquearms/

Gribshunden crossbow reproduction (sort of)

In the late 15thC the Gribshunden, a Danish war ship burnt off the coast of Sweden whilst on a mission. In the 1970’s it was found and last year it started to be recovered. During the excavations, parts of a crossbow were found and a collaborative effort between Lund University and Blerkinge Museum asked me…

Who Wears Daggers?

Daggers available from https://todcutler.com/collections/medieval-daggers-and-large-knives and https://todsworkshop.com/collections/historical-daggers Historically different classes of people wore different kinds of daggers and this video is a quick walk through of 5 different 16thC folk and the daggers that would be suited to them. Many thanks to my fabulous models, in order Danny, Nick, Francis, Ant and Jasper Filmed on location…

Journey of the Journey Cake – Any Grain Will Do

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Honing Your Longhunter Trekking Kit

Ellen Rice went on a camping trip last winter. She was given little to no information on the terrain, location, and time-frame of the trip. This is her first experience like this, and she is going out into the wilderness with nothing but the 18th century gear she carries with her. Visit Our Website! ➧…

Clubbing The Musket

For centuries people bashed each other with their butts, called ‘clubbing’ the musket. This was almost a necessity before bayonets, but it was still done when people did have bayonets.

Exploring Japan Food and Armor: Tour of Samurai Museum Shinjuku in Tokyo

Exploring Tokyo on the search for arms and armor. Want to know the best place to try on Samurai Armour? Today we explore the Samurai Museum Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan and visit Meiji Shrine. We also make some amazing food stops including korean spicy soup, conveyor belt sushi and some Tokyo Street food: Taiyaki (Custard…

Ask the Armouries Japanese Armour

+++ Re-upload with fixed audio +++ Our curator Natasha Bennet answers your questions about Samurai arms and armour, showing amazing objects from our collection and archive. Please comment on your questions and we can get around to answering them! Get our Elephant Plushie here —- https://bit.ly/2RLwK2f To learn more about Japanese arms and armour buy…

Conserving Mail Armour with Scarlett Parry

Scarlett Parry discusses her time here at the Royal Armouries Museum and her experiences conserving the arms and armour in our collection, looking specifically at her work on mail shirts. Subscribe to our channel for more videos about arms and armour ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://royalarmouries.org/stories/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries We are the Royal Armouries, the…

Answering your questions about jousting

Ahead of our annual International Jousting Tournament, we asked for your jousting and medieval tournament related questions. Our knight in residence (and Assistant Curator), Scot Hurst has all the answers. Where to find us: ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://blog.royalarmouries.org/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour.…

Define: Martial Art

When the term “martial arts” is used most lay-people think of those arts practiced by those of the Orient. This is often due to the martial arts movies of the 1970s and 1980s which popularised martial arts and presented them in such a fashion that they were found to be interesting. The result if this…

Battling the Wafer Iron! – Christmas Wafers From 1723

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Medieval Weapons: The Truth About Weapons Breaking (Swords & Polearms)

I often get asked about medieval weapons which have wooden shafts (eg. spears, pollaxes, warhammers) getting broken or cut through during combat. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

On Solo Training, and training with disabilities   Germans v Italians   Rapier dimensions, asymmetry, preparing for freeplay   Knights, katanas (again!), HMB, and a pattern welded longsword   What to do with a Million Dollars, training for Freeplay, et al   On Tournaments and other topics.

Medieval Weapons: The Pollaxe (AKA Poleaxe)

The medieval pollaxe (or poleaxe) is a very important weapon which reached peak popularity in 15th century Europe. It is optimized for armored combat and is as complex as the longsword in its construction and techniques of use. It can be found in many medieval fighting treatises. RELATED VIDEOS:

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Practice Notes for Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

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No Syrup Allowed! – New England Pancakes From 1777

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What medieval animal is seldom used today?

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470lbs Belt and Lever Medieval crossbow

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The Roman Spear and Shield used together – Triarii

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We normally name military sword types by model or pattern dates. But this often gets more complex than we would want and in some cases people use names that are flat out wrong. Antique swords for sale: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/antique-swords-for-sale/

AGINCOURT – Medieval Myth Busting

We know a great deal about the Battle of Agincourt; but is what we know true? The battle of Agincourt has been depicted in plays, literature and films for generations. Each re-telling adding another layer to the myths, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh and most recently, 2019 The King, starring Timothée Chalamet. The Battle of Agincourt…

Viking Treasure Could Have Made Them a Fortune

Two British men who uncovered a 1,100-year-old trove were sentenced to years in prison for failing to report the find and selling the items piecemeal to dealers. Read more on nytimes.com

Viking Warriors Re-enactment | Walsworth Festival 2019 | WryngWyrm

Viking reenactment event with WryngWyrm at Waslworth Festical, UK. Stay in touch with us: Website: http://www.wryngwyrmuk.org/ Facebook: https://bit.ly/2sun4Pj Instagram: https://bit.ly/2R6K954

Gippeswyc viking festival 2019

Ordgar brought their living history village to the Gippeswyc Viking festival. hosted by Blodorn Englar.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment

Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a community-engaged artist performance and film production that, on November 8-9, 2019, reimagined the German Coast Uprising of 1811, which took place in the river parishes just outside of New Orleans. Envisioned and organized by artist Dread Scott and documented by filmmaker John Akomfrah, Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR) animated a suppressed history of…

Secrets of medieval fire lighting in the winter forest

In the medieval era, most people would take a hot coal from the neighbour’s fire to get theirs going when it went out. But what about foresters, outlaws, poachers, charcoal burners and other woodsmen? Well, flint and steel firelighting was the method used for hundreds, if not thousands of years (Otzi). It may be that…

Sarasota Medieval Fair 2019 – Let the Dangerous Games begin! Opening Day – Full Tour & Review

Sarasota Medieval Fair 2019 is now open at the Sarasota State Fair Grounds from December 1st! This is my adventure of opening day at one of Florida’s Largest Renaissance festivals. There is much ahead !