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How heavy was a knights' suit of armour (DE)?

A complete suit of armour of a knight in the late 13th and early 14th century weighed about 30 to 35 kilogrammes. To us, this may seem heavy, but a knight was used to carry his equipment from very young childhood on...

What weapons were used in battle by the people inhabiting the lake fortress (LV)?

The people living in the lake fortress used the characteristic close combat and missile weapons of the Viking Age. Missile weapons included the bow, with iron-tipped arrows, as well as the javelin and probably also the sling...

Which types of weapons did people have in the Iron Age (SE)?

There were several types of weapons during this period. There are archaeological finds of bows and arrows from f.ex. Danish sacrificial bogs. The arrowheads were made of iron or bone. Bow and arrow could also be used for hunting...

How heavy is a Roman suit of armour (NL)?

The Loreca hamata (chain armour) weighs about 10 to 11 kilos. A Loreca segmentata (plate armour) is about 7 kilos.

Did knights in the Middle Ages really need to be hoisted onto their horses (NL)?

At the beginning, a suit of armour was meant for battle and a knight who fell off his horse should be able to continue fighting. In the 14th and 15th century, one could move around in a suit of armour pretty well...

Were Trébuchets common in Denmark (DK)?

As far as we know, they were relatively common. None have survived till modern times, but they are mentioned regularly in written sources...

When did gunpowder weapons become common in Denmark (DK)?

It is difficult to say with any certainty, but a number of small hand cannons have been found in Scandinavia, dating from the later half of the 14th century and the early 15th century. By then, it must have been a relatively common weapon in Denmark...

What was the most used weapon in the Middle Ages (DK)?

The sword. But else there were trebuchets, bombarders and weapons with gunpowder, by the end of the Middle Ages...

Did Denmark take part in the Crusades (DK)?

No, not in the major crusades to the Holy Land; Danes may have been there, but only in very limited numbers. Local crusades against infidels along the coasts of the Baltic Sea were organised by Danish kings, however...

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