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Off Topic => Historical Discussion => Topic started by: Angantyr on December 28, 2012, 09:00:54 PM

Title: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Angantyr on December 28, 2012, 09:00:54 PM
Post here documentaries on warfare in the Middle-Ages.




















Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Joseph Porta on January 04, 2013, 02:23:35 PM
nice man, some of these are new for me! :D keep 'm coming if anyone else has some.

would you call Vikings medieval ? or is that pre-medieval? :D
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: donib on January 04, 2013, 02:29:12 PM
I bet people will rack up the Azincourt docs

anyways here is some weaboo material

Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Angantyr on January 07, 2013, 09:27:57 PM
would you call Vikings medieval ? or is that pre-medieval? :D
Depends wholly on the perspective; in most of Europe the Viking Age is a part of the Middle Ages beginning at the fall of the Western Roman Empire (around 476) but in traditional Scandinavian historiology the Middle Ages is regarded as beginning around 1050 at the end of the Viking Age. Generally, Viking Age culture had little to do with what we traditionally connect with Medieval society, such as feudalism, the role of the Church, Catholicism and Islam, the Papacy and Monastic orders, the birth of the universities etc. so I intentionally refrained from posting Viking docs here but feel free to do whatever you wish :)
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Materia on January 16, 2013, 02:11:05 PM
Examing the skeletons is what I would like to watch more, since Its the first time I ever seen anything like that. Great found, thank you for this.

I award you with my +.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Angantyr on January 16, 2013, 04:07:12 PM
I'd really like to see more of those, myself. Speaks a lot for the weapons and the fashion of warfare seeing what injury types were inflicted.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Joseph Porta on January 18, 2013, 12:55:48 PM
Depends wholly on the perspective; in most of Europe the Viking Age is a part of the Middle Ages beginning at the fall of the Western Roman Empire (around 476) but in traditional Scandinavian historiology the Middle Ages is regarded as beginning around 1050 at the end of the Viking Age. Generally, Viking Age culture had little to do with what we traditionally connect with Medieval society, such as feudalism, the role of the Church, Catholicism and Islam, the Papacy and Monastic orders, the birth of the universities etc. so I intentionally refrained from posting Viking docs here but feel free to do whatever you wish :)
ha, you know alot man. :) ill link some viking docs later today, theyre good to watch.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Angantyr on October 24, 2013, 06:54:53 PM
A really excellent documentary I recently found about the Talhoffer manuscripts (some of our better sources to Medieval warfare). Don't mind the Danish texting, it's a UK program and the voice-over is in English (you may recognize the experimental archaeologist from 'The Weapons that Made Britain' series):

http://www.dr.dk/tv/se/middelalderens-blodigste-vaben/middelalderens-blodigste-vaben#!/00:01
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Falka on October 24, 2013, 07:36:42 PM
A lot of movies removed  :(

Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Osiris on October 27, 2013, 08:42:18 PM
Brace yourselves Links are coming!

Battlefield Britain was a nice series (not all medieval)

Boudicca's Rebellion
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Hastings
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Battle for wales 1403 <--- most medieval
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Spanish Armada
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After that it starts going into musketry

The Crusades by the bbc

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Weapons that made Britain (i like this guy ^^)
Sword
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Longbow
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Lance
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Shield
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Armour
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Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Pollux on October 29, 2013, 09:55:19 PM




I liked watching these for his macabre fascination with the weapons.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Leesin on October 30, 2013, 05:48:52 PM
Mike Loades is the guy who presents the Weapons that made Britain series, he is an awesome guy with a lot of knowledge, anything I have watched with him in it has been a good watch.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Logen on October 31, 2013, 02:15:48 PM
A really excellent documentary I recently found about the Talhoffer manuscripts
Hm, it says that program does not exist anymore.
It was this one, yes?
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xh5aey_ngc-medieval-fight-book-part-1-3_shortfilms
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Angantyr on November 03, 2013, 01:34:17 PM
Yes, thanks, that's the one.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Osiris on November 06, 2013, 03:52:34 PM
I like the series called "The british" it was on sky atlantic a while ago and was pretty great :P

http://thebritish.sky.com/

cant find the series but found a trailer and short extracts from episodes

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great series with a lot of famous british historians authors and celebs commenting :P it goes from druids to the modern day.


some of the commentators http://thebritish.sky.com/Celebrities/
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Gktq on November 06, 2013, 09:12:36 PM
Cool videos i watched all of them thanks for share.
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Tot. on December 09, 2013, 02:31:38 PM
Interesting channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria?feature=watch). This guy has something like 200 videos mostly about melee combat in medieval and renaissance.

Some random highlights:

Damage and wounds caused by stab wounds from various weapons

Sword carrying laws in medieval England

Katana myth (there's like 5 parts of this)

Double bitted axes (response to Lindybeige)
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Ikarus on August 10, 2017, 01:51:18 PM
necrooooo
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found some vids and thought some of you might be interested in em

spamitar fighting

some italian sword fighting tricks
Title: Re: Medieval Warfare Docs
Post by: Grytviken on October 06, 2017, 08:35:03 PM
I've Been watching these two series, they've been interesting.