Sunday, January 29, 2017

Days of Knights -- 14 - 16 October 2016

We returned to Frankfort, Kentucky for Days of Knights 2016 with the new theme of Early 15th Century Military Science.  Zack Taylor and Evan Fusco presented strategy and tactics of the Agincourt Campaign.  David Swinney demonstrated the physics of trebuchets.  Steven Roe covered longbow and crossbow combat archery.  Jeff Davis taught about military applications of the astrolabe.  Richard Swinney discussed gunpowder weapons, including new information from his recent translation of the 15th century German treatise, Kriegskunst und Kanonen.

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