A Defining Symbol
An introduction to our next few episodes, all about shields. Jason gives some hints of things to come over the next few weeks and tells how shields were absolutely pivotal in the battle that shaped Britain's future.
Up Next in The Knight's Shield
Jason is joined by shieldmaker Luke Woods, who talks about the materials and construction of shields. Shields weren't just painted pieces of wood but cleverly engineered pieces of technology, with all the materials working together to make a tough defensive item.
The Shield Wall
In 2017, Jason's team put shieldmaker Luke's handiwork to the test with a group of twenty brave volunteers, who clashed together in various formations of shield wall. In doing so, we explore some of the events recounted in ancient sagas to determine whether they were flights of narrative fancy or...