WIN NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight on DVD!
A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook, but once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and 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?
NOVA challenged blacksmith Ric Furrer and master armorer Jeff Wasson to recreate parts of an elite armor originally manufactured in the Royal Workshop founded by King Henry VIII.
We trace their successes and setbacks from start to finish as they rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket!
If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about the Roman Knights: In the Late Middle Ages, new methods of warfare began to render classical knights in armor obsolete, but the titles remained in many countries. Holy Roman Emperor _________ I is often referred to as the last knight in this regard [But what was his name?]
Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before November 30th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SECRETS OF THE SHINING KNIGHTS DVDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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