Then and now

Today's military vs. knights

Knights apparel

  • Armor weighed 40 to 60 pounds
  • Knives were always worn on the left side of the body
  • Shields were made of either wood or steel and were always carried in front of the body
  • Swords weighed roughly 32 pounds
  • Many of the knights' horses were also protected with armor

Modern day soldier apparel

  • Bullet proof vests are always worn during battle
  • The M-16 assault rifle is approximately 6.5 pounds
  • A soldier's uniform approximately weighs 5-7 pounds

Weapons then and now

Citations

"Army Combat Uniform." (ArmyStudyGuide.com) Page 1. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013.

"Middle Ages Knights." Middle Ages Knights. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013.

"Canterbury Cathedral - History and Heritage." Canterbury Cathedral - History and Heritage. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013.