Knights armor and Magna Carta

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION

Chain mail armor is heavy on the neck and shoulders.  Contrary to what is seen in many movies, chain mail armor does not make good casual-wear.  Armor like that would be worn when trouble was expected but otherwise would probably not be worn.

WHAT FAMOUS KNIGHT IS ASSOCIATED WITH MAGNA CARTA?

A. John Falstaff

B. Roger De Lacy

C. William Marshall

Knight over time

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION

Knights changed over time.  Originally they had a strong link to the aristocracy (only the nobility could be knights) but eventually men who were wealthy enough could become knights.

NEW QUESTION

How high are the highest towers on “authentic” medieval castles?  (Castles built before 1400, so 200+ foot high Neuschwanstein Castle doesn’t count)

A. Around 100 feet

B. Around 125 feet

C. Around 150 feet

Knights on horseback

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION

A warhorse could carry about 500 pounds or roughly 25 to 33% of the horse’s weight. Warhorses weighed roughly 1400 to 2000 pounds.  Most often Arabian horses are used in the movies, these horses are faster, lighter, more maneuverable, and safer than the draft horses (looking more like the modern Clydesdale horses).  In real life war horses tended to be favored for power and strength rather than speed.

NEW QUESTION

Which phrase best describes medieval knights?

A. A knight in the 800s was very similar to one in the 1300s

B. A knight in the 800s was very different than one in the 1300s