Medieval Knights: Surprisingly Agile

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Gizmodo points out this excellent YouTube video showcasing the surprisingly agility of knights in full plate armor.1

Running, climbing ladders, getting up unassisted, jumping jacks, rolling on the floor: the armor is definitely restrictive versus wearing none at all, but the range of mobility is really surprising given what I’d expect. Also, as a bonus, there are some reconstructions of sword fighting techniques at the end of the video based on ancient manuscripts. Very cool video.

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