Why did the knight disappear from the medieval battlefield? It’s easy to say that it was down to the appearance of firearms in war, but it was more complicated than that. In the Season One finale, Jason explores the changes in society and tactics that led the knight to evolve to less violent roles.
Modern History is a series that aims to investigate the reality of the past. We’re familiar with re-enactments of history in film and television but often those recreations are dramatized and designed for entertainment and spectacle. Jason aims to investigate how accurate those portrayals may be, by trying them out for himself and looking at them from a modern perspective. Perhaps by drawing parallels between the past and our modern lives, we can better understand what life might have been like for our ancestors.