[+] Arms in Action

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This page is part of the Arms in Action video series, originally created by students. Learn more about how the videos were created here.


900s Viking | 1400s Medieval | 1500s-1700s Renaissance

The original arms and armor that makes up the Higgins collection wasn't intended for hanging on the wall: it was made to be used! The collection has been the basis of a world-class program to study, demonstrate, and teach the arts of medieval and Renaissance combat. The videos in this section offer a glimpse of some of these skills, based on original texts of the period.