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Modern History: The Knight's Weaponry

The Knight's Weaponry: The Legacy of the Sword

Series 5, Episode 2

The Knight's Weaponry: The Legacy of the Sword

The sword is the weapon most associated with the knight in armour. Why is that? It didn?t have the brutal impact of the horseman?s pick, nor the raw concussive power of the pollaxe. However, it did have a beauty and a symbolic appeal that ensured its enduring legacy in history and in our imaginations. In this episode, Jason begins to explore this most iconic of medieval weapons.

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