In combat it was hard to identify knights wearing helmets. This meant that their bravery and skill might go unrecognised or that they might be attacked by their own side.
Knights used badges so people could see who they were. These were displayed on their helmets, surcoats and shields.
Explore the different shields and discover to whom they belonged and what they meant.
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So good they named it twice
Armour commonly and mistakenly referred to as ‘chainmail’ should correctly be called MAIL, which is derived from the Old French word maille, meaning chain. So the word ‘chainmail’ actually means CHAIN CHAIN!
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