How do you become a medieval knight? (Chivalry II)

The pen is mightier than the sword. But what about this giant mace? What about this halberd? In this episode of Hey Lesson, we speak to medieval history buff Jason Kingsley about what it took to become a knight of medieval Europe. It helps that he is a modern day knight, but mostly his expertise comes from swinging actual swords. Yikes. Also joining us to talk about multiplayer sword-fighting game Chivalry II – it’s the ever-stabby Matt Cox! He’s very good with a longsword, but also quite good at describing the joy of the make-believe battlefield.

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Links:

Jason’s Modern History TV channel on YouTube

The player who survived as a peasant for a whole game of Chivalry II

Music and SFX:

Crusade Heavy Industry by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4678-crusade-heavy-industry
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Transcription:

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