Why axes are underrated

You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw an axe at you! It doesn't quite have the same ring, does it? Axes seem like the older, less understood cousins of the sword that don't get talked about much. Sure they might have a movie appearance once in a while … Continue reading Why axes are underrated

Viking shields—how did they fight with them?

It doesn't matter if you're watching the last few episodes of Vikings in Australia or counting down the days for series 2 of The Last Kingdom in Britain, there's one thing I bet is niggling away at the back of your mind: how did they really fight with those shields? Now for something like this … Continue reading Viking shields—how did they fight with them?