At Last, a Crucial Fact About the Age of Knights Can Be Revealed (Hilariously)

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Sure, you think you know medieval history. But Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry offers an illuminating glimpse at the precise moment knights decided to throw in the towel and stop a) rescuing people and b) wearing so much goddamn metal all over their bodies. Have a look:

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Makes total sense, right? What happened to their horses, anyway? This short would pair perfectly with a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail—what it lacks in length and dialogue, it more than makes up for in sound design, striking photography, and hilarious imagery.

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ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

The horse problem was due to the fact they didn’t have enough African Swallows carrying coconuts to England for the squires to make pretend horse sounds.