The Discovery History series Great Battles covers the Battle of Austerlitz in the second season. Unfortunately, they made some very misleading statements about the Charleville muskets used by Napoleon’s army. Let’s have a look at their errors in this video. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The procession arrives at the square. Publicans erects their tents and tap their barrels. Musicians collect into bands, and other performers wander the incoming crowd. Dominating the center of the square is a square fence, large enough to host several pairs of fencers at once. Spectators gather while fencers warm up. The host, known throughout…
This medieval style plain soldiers crossbow (I call it a munition style crossbow) is 470lbs and is set up to use both a goats foot lever and a spanning belt to load. As far as I know this was not a usual arrangement at the time, but the customer required this adaptation. The crossbow has…
The Roman shield (scutum) is most famously paired with the sword (gladius), but they were commonly paired with the spear in the earlier and later periods. Here we have a little look at the Roman shield and spear used together.
The Prussian M1811 ‘Blücher’ sabre is often mistaken for the British 1796 light cavalry sabre. Here we take a look at the Prussian sword and see why Napoleon called the British a ‘nation of shop keepers’. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Records of the Medieval Sword: https://amzn.to/37Cryn8 Ewart Oakeshott’s books on medieval swords have yet to be surpassed, but it is really time that they are! Oakeshott created a great legacy and some people are leading some great research, but I’d really like to see some of this published in books soon.
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The British Army 1796 pattern spadroon (infantry officer’s sword) is often criticized, but how did it differ to what went before and was it worse, or actually an improvement? Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
An account of single combat with swords during the Battle of Waterloo. D. A. Kinsley’s books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=D+A+Kinsley&type=
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…