Suits of Armor, A Knight’s Best Friend

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A knight in armor, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Source: (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Beginning in the 1400s, warriors devised a new way to keep them uninjured during battle—suits of armor. These mostly-metal protective garments not only kept the wearers safer in sword fights; they gave rise to the highly-romanticized images of knights that we have today. Let’s look at what suits of armor were really like for the medieval knight.