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Medieval Weapons

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Swords: Part 1

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Swords: Part 2

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Battlefield Weapons

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Self-Defense Weapons

Medieval Armor

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Armor: Part 1

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Armor: Part 2

The Writer’s Guide to Gambesons

The Writer’s Guide to Chainmail

The Writer’s Guide to Plate Armor

The Writer’s Guide to Brigandine Armor

The Writer’s Guide to Types of Shields

The Writer’s Guide to Shields

Bows & Arrows

The Writer’s Guide to Bows – Part 1: Terms & Types

The Writer’s Guide to Bows – Part 2: Stringing & Shooting

The Writer’s Guide to Bows – Part 3: Poundage, Range, Rate of Fire & Training

The Writer’s Guide to Bows – Part 4: Use in Battle & Construction

The Writer’s Guide to Bows – Part 5: Miscellaneous

The Writer’s Guide to Arrows – Part 1: Types & Construction

The Writer’s Guide to Arrows: Part 2 : Fire Arrows & Removing Arrows

Horses

The Writer’s Guide to Horse Basics

The Writer’s Guide to Types of Medieval Horses

The Writer’s Guide to Horse’s Paces, Speed & Range

The Writer’s Guide to Tack

The Writer’s Guide to Horse Myths: Part 1

The Writer’s Guide to Horse Myths: Part 2

The Writer’s Guide to Horse Myths: Part 3

Historical Clothing

The Writer’s Guide to Historical Fabrics

The Writer’s Guide to 12th Century Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 15th Century Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 16th Century Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1500-1550 Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1500-1550 Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1550-1600 Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1550-1600 Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 18th Century Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1700-1750 Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1700-1750 Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1750-1800 Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1750-1800 Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 19th Century Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1800-1810 Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1800-1810 Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1810’s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1810s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1820s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1820s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1830s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1830s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1840s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1840s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1850s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1850s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1860s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1860s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1870s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1870s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1880s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1880s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1890s Women’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to 1890s Men’s Fashion

The Writer’s Guide to the History of Corsets & Other Boned Garments

The Writer’s Guide to Corset Myths: Part 1

The Writer’s Guide to Corset Myths: Part 2

The Writer’s Guide to Victorian Clothing Myths

Castles

The Writer’s Guide to Castles

The Writer’s Guide to Castle Defenses

The Writer’s Guide to Castle Construction

The Writer’s Guide to Besieging a Castle

The Writer’s Guide to Siege Engines

The Writer’s Guide to Castle Myths

Titles

The Writer’s Guide to Royal Titles

The Writer’s Guide to Noble Titles

The Writer’s Guide to Ecclesiastical Titles

Women in Combat

The Writer’s Guide to Women in Combat

The Writer’s Guide to Women in Single Combat

The Writer’s Guide to Women on the Battlefield

Medieval Armies

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Armies

The Writer’s Guide to Raising a Medieval Army

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Army Tactics

The Writer’s Guide to Medieval Army Logistics

Blacksmithing

The Writer’s Guide to Blacksmithing Basics

The Writer’s Guide to the History of Blacksmithing

Writer’s Deep Dives

18th Century Pockets

Aiming a Bow

Posterns

Horse Bits

Boudica

Joan of Arc

The Black Hoffmann

The Battle of Agincourt

The Battle of Crécy

The Battle of Hastings

Anvils

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