Houston Museum of Natural Science
Past Special Exhibition: KNIGHTS
November 20,2017 - May 13, 2018
"To become a knight required training that often began as a child. They were usually second born of noble families who could expect no inheritance. From a young age, aspiring knights were trained to ride and accept military life. Upon reaching adolescence, they became a squire [a.k.a. groom], essentially an aide to a knight..."
-HMNS KNIGHTS EXHIBIT
Photo Credit: HMNS
When you leave your husband alone in the KNIGHTS exhibit for 10 seconds...
Also...I knew crossbows were kind of a big deal, but I didn't realize how deadly they were.
Nothing could protect you from the blow of a cross bow - not even steel armor!
Crossbows radically changed warfare strategy.
Chain mail is super heavy. Like... I have always heard that it was, but I had no idea.
This exhibit had some for you to be able to pick up. I could barely walk with that stuff.
I want to know how in the world knights fought while wearing all this heavy equipment?