Medieval Myth Busting - Arrows vs Armour 2, using historically accurate reproductions from time of the Battle of Agincourt (1415)
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - FULL MEDIEVAL ARMOUR TESTED
Other extra videos in the series:
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - ARMOUR PLATE TESTS
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - MAIL TESTS
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - ARROWHEAD MATERIAL TESTS
And they have also created a website for the project now too:
Previous series of tests from a few years ago:
They just uploaded another extra video:
AVA2 - How powerful is a Warbow?
TIL we have no preserved specimens of medieval English longbows. I knew about the Mary Rose, but I had no idea that the bows and arrowheads found in it are our only examples from around that age. Although, as said in the video, the Mary Rose was 130 years after Agincourt, and the bows aboard it were naval warfare bows so likely very different from medieval longbows intended to be used against armoured ground targets.
Also, crazy to see the power of those 100+lbs bows. Even in full plate armor I wouldn't want to get hit with one of those! It may not penetrate a breastplate or helm, but it would probably still hurt like hell.
New related myth busting video:
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - Can arrows knock you over?
Another new related video:
ARROWS vs ARMOUR 2 - Is this Crossbow the same as Joe?
ARROWS VS ARMOUR 2 - ARMOUR DEFEATED!
Some really interesting shots in this one. Worth watching if you're interested in seeing the places the arrows actually can cause the armour to fail.