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…

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…

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…

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…

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…