Secrets of the Shining Knight

  • A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook. Still, once upon a time, knighthood was serious business. For countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death, but what was it really like to live beneath the metal? How was that shining armor crafted and how strong was it? Could it withstand impacts from the most lethal weapons of the day, including crossbows, muskets, and primitive hand guns? Historians trace successes and setbacks in armor’s development, rediscovering centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket! 1 hour on 1 Disc. SDH.