Weapons That Made Britain (2004)

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An examination of important weapons in British history.

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Mike Loades, a professional film fight coordinator and medieval weapons trainer explores the actual history and effectiveness of the ancient medieval weapons and armor of medieval Britain. Through historical examinations, scientific experiments of the items in question and wargaming demonstrations with volunteers, Loades illustrates the nature of the weapons and armor that played significant roles in the history of Britain. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Fantastic! I wish i could buy it!
4 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an awesome series. Mike Loades is crazy: falling off horseback in armor, fighting 2 on one and really wailing on each other. The history brought to present is absolutely fascinating. He covers how British military efforts constantly escalated with French technology. Seeing how the french calvary's armor eventually was made to deflect the longbow was amazing.

I'm just glad wars are not fought like that anymore.

I'd watch anything this guy produces.

If anyone knows if this series is coming on in 2005 or is on sale somewhere, please let me know. it'd be worth it as a purchase.

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