Medieval Monday: How Shields are Made

Jason is joined by shieldmaker Luke Woods, who talks about the materials and construction of shields. Shields weren’t just painted pieces of wood but cleverly engineered pieces of technology, with all the materials working together to make a tough defensive item.


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Medieval Monday: Shapes and Sizes of Shields

Shields have taken many shapes and sizes over the thousands of years of their use. Their design isn’t just random or aesthetic. What can the evolution of the shield during the Middle Ages tell us about how warfare itself changed in this turbulent period?


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