Medieval Armor in Combat.

Not what we are used to see in the movies.

And one thing I like is that they are really sword fighting as it was done back then, not the movie BS with the big movements.

It was a close quarter (as in bad-breath distance) fight and it was the king of the battlefield until people figured out how to kill them at a distance. It ended up being a combination of old and new technology that brought the end of the knighthood: Long spears and arquebuses.

Battle of Pavia

The Battle of Pavia in 24 February 1525 is considered to be the beginning of the end for the Knights and the coming of age of firearms in the battlefield. The French faced a combined army of Spanish, Germans and Italians and got massacred.

The genie got out of the bottle that day.

Hat Tip for the video goes to Robert The K.

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