Richard & scoliosis

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Richard & scoliosis

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Feb 21, 2015, 11:51 am

This video from PBS' Secrets of the Dead series is very instructive on the question how Richard's scoliosis would have affected his ability to fight. A young man with scoliosis almost identical to Richard's was put through his paces: taught period fighting techniques, how to ride a warhorse, provided with armor, etc. There were some surprises!

Well worth a watch.

Found it through a History Blog post, which also links to video showing the trajectory of a penetrating wound.

Mar 23, 2015, 12:58 pm

I saw that program on PBS and it was impressive, very well done!