16th Century Sporting Crossbow with Cranequin

A film looking at a very late 16th – 17thC sporting or hunting crossbow spanned using an open case cranequin. The bow draws around 550 – 600lbs and has a holly stock with bone and horn detailing. If you are interested in custom work and crossbows look at https://todsworkshop.com If you are interested in budget…

Could this device have changed medieval European history?

Jason investigates a device that could have been attached to a longbow and tests how practical it would be to use from horseback. Credits: Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE With thanks to Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZlxkKqlvVqzRJXhAGq42Q Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from…

Battle of Austerlitz Documentary & Napoleon’s Muskets – Great Battles Review

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

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…

ARROWS vs ARMOUR – Medieval Myth Busting reply on St. Cripin’s Day!

Thrand test historical English Longbows / warbows on Historical plate and maille armour in honour of the battle of Agincourt1415 Oct 25th St. Crispin’s Day! This is a reply to Tod’s Workshop ARROWS vs ARMOUR Medieval Myth Busting one of the best Plate harness test to date on 15th century armour. Thrand uses Two longsbows…

Arrows vs Armour – What YOU had to say…

Medieval Mythbusting – Your Questions Answered. We received a LOT of comments on our ARROWS vs ARMOUR video, so this is a video to answer some of those questions. We look at the armour quality and steel, the arrows and heads and how they were constructed, the English longbow and how it was shot, blunt…

Rifle vs Musket – 19th Century Military History

Looking specifically at the P1853 Rifle vs the East India Company Model F smoothbore musket here, but considering the wider implications of gun development in the middle of the 19th century. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

160lbs Longbow vs 860lbs Crossbow – Speed and Accuracy Test

Shooting a HEAVY medieval longbow against a HEAVY medieval crossbow to look at the speed of shooting and the level of accuracy each of these classic weapons can achieve. How many shots will the longbow get off against the crossbow? Which is more accurate? These trials are very set around a chat between Joe Gibbs,…