Testing the Mobility of a 14th Century Knight Who Is Wearing a Full Set of Metal Armor

Medievalists recreated the training routine of famous 14th century knight Jean II le Maingre, also known as Boucicaut, while wearing a full suit of metal armor to demonstrate the range of movement.

The issue of mobility in armour is addressed there with striking images of actual armour pieces to demonstrate the range of movement allowed when worn. Today, our contribution follows the same goals, but with other technological means and approach. In this video we have put in images the deeds of the famous knight Jean le Maingre, known as Boucicaut, which were put in writing in the early 15th century. It includes a well-known passage where his training in armour is described in some details, outlining what you could actually do in a late medieval armour.