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NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight DVD

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NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook, but once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. But what was it really like to live beneath the metal? How was that shining armor crafted ... More
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NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook, but once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. But what was it really like to live beneath the metal? How was that shining armor crafted and how strong was it? Could it withstand impacts from the most lethal weapons of the day, including crossbows, muskets, and primitive hand guns? NOVA challenged blacksmith Ric Furrer and master armorer Jeff Wasson to recreate parts of an elite armor originally manufactured in the Royal Workshop founded by King Henry VIII. We trace their successes and setbacks from start to finish as they rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket!

Producer: Peter Yost, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: Peter Yost
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Writers: Peter Yost
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

5 Reviews
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Jeannette
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
05/16/24
Very interesting history
Review by Jeannette on 05/16/24 review stating Very interesting history
This film is a very interesting history about the enginering of the making of suits of armor and what it was like to wear them. About the social rules and the dangers of being a Knight. Also the brief time period that these suits of armor were practical.
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Susan
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
02/01/23
My son-in-law will love getting
Review by Susan on 02/01/23 review stating My son-in-law will love getting
My son-in-law will love getting this as part of his birthday gift. He loves the knights of old stuff!
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David
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
01/31/23
NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight
Review by David on 01/31/23 review stating NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight
I really enjoy this DVD, It is highly informative.
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Bobby B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/02/21
Shining Light on The Dark Ages
Review by Bobby B. on 01/02/21 review stating Shining Light on The Dark Ages
The staggering genius of alchemists, metal forgers, and military minds coming together from the sixth century to the beginning of the Renaissance the Dark Knight to make body armor a major historical factor in how wars were fought. I hadnt realized until watching this Nova Gem that I held a subconscious, secret belief that the Dark Ages was simply filled with Neanderthal minds with only a few notable exceptions. Secrets of the shining knight made me step back and take a leap forward by uncovering and rediscovering centuries-old ingenious metal working secrets
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Bobby B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
This version makes an important grammatical correction.
Review by Bobby B. on 07/17/20 review stating This version makes an important grammatical correction.
Please take out these THREE words from my review I just submitted entitled: A Shining Light on The Dark Ages Take out the words in the first sentence of my review, ... the Dark Knight... My Review was titled: A Shining Light on the Dark Ages.

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Bobby B. reviewed NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight DVD
5 star rating
This version makes an important grammatical correction.
Review by Bobby B. review stating This version makes an important grammatical correction.
Please take out these THREE words from my review I just submitted entitled: A Shining Light on The Dark Ages Take out the words in the first sentence of my review, ... the Dark Knight... My Review was titled: A Shining Light on the Dark Ages.
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Bobby B. reviewed NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight DVD
5 star rating
Shining Light on The Dark Ages
Review by Bobby B. review stating Shining Light on The Dark Ages
The staggering genius of alchemists, metal forgers, and military minds coming together from the sixth century to the beginning of the Renaissance the Dark Knight to make body armor a major historical factor in how wars were fought. I hadnt realized until watching this Nova Gem that I held a subconscious, secret belief that the Dark Ages was simply filled with Neanderthal minds with only a few notable exceptions. Secrets of the shining knight made me step back and take a leap forward by uncovering and rediscovering centuries-old ingenious metal working secrets
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David reviewed NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight DVD
5 star rating
NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight
Review by David review stating NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight
I really enjoy this DVD, It is highly informative.

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