When they’re encased head to foot in plate steel, how can you tell one knight from another? Knights wanted to be known for their deeds, and they wanted their troops to know whose orders to follow. In this episode, Jason explores heraldry and the role that heralds themselves played on the battlefield and beyond.
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.