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  • Kroužkové zbroje The Evolution of Chainmail Armour

    Chainmail armour, or ring armour, was the most widespread and longest-used type of armour throughout history. From Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (or even longer in certain regions), ring armour was widely used by warriors throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Asian steppes, Persia and India, China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Read on and find out why this armour was so popular!

  • Kombinované zbroje Armour of the Eastern warriors

    Are you curious about the types of armour used by Muslim rivals of Christian knights or Russian boyars? Do you want to know what Arab and Oriental armour looked like? Read on to find out!

  • Evropské plátové zbroje European Plate Armour from the Renaissance to the Baroque

    Learn more about the armour that protected fearless knights across different eras in history - from Renaissance to the Baroque, and find out which countries were their leading manufacturers and innovators! Armour evolved over time and, at a certain point, had to deal with the arrival of firearms on the battlefields. This article explores, among other things, how much the armour restricted movement, if it was so bad as we tend to think.

  • Vývoj ochranných zbrojí Historical Evolution of Armour from Antiquity to the High Middle Ages

    Are you interested in how armour evolved throughout the ages? Read our article to find out what protective clothing and materials our ancestors wore to battles. Learn which type of armour offered the most effective protection against weapons in combat.

  • Templáři A Quick Peek into the History of the Mysterious Order of the Knights Templar

    Some believe that the order still operates in secret today, others consider it to be history that ended in 1314. The Knights Templar Order is shrouded in many secrets, myths and conjectures. Read on to find out how and why it came into existence and what we know about it.

  • Johanka z Arku Joan of Arc - the Girl Who Saved France and Paid for Her Fame

    Joan of Arc heard the prophecies of the saints and fought for her homeland against the English to later face ecclesiastical court. For many, she still symbolises courage, faith and determination. What was her fate like?

  • Třicetiletá válka The Thirty Years' War Changed Europe Beyond Recognition

    The Thirty Years' War could be described as the one of the largest armed conflicts, that spread devastation over much of Europe. It began in 1618 as the culmination of disputes between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestants. Everything was caused by the Reformation in the sixteenth century. An equally important cause of the war was the struggle for political supremacy with regard to European countries.

  • Pás cudnosti Chastity Belt Was Meant for Protection, but it Became a Tool for Torture

    An uncomfortable piece of metal which kept women awake at night. It was a tool protect them from the external danger as well as an anti-temptation device. Mentioning the chastity belt today makes most people giggle nervously or look away. However, some people still use this historical item today, but we classify it as a tool of torture. What do they use it for them and what is its history?

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