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Time Traveling With Swords Part 2


In this episode, I will be discussing more sword history from the Roman through the late medieval era.

Caius Valerius Primus Sword Inscription

Image from Royal Armeries Collection at

Viking Swords

Henry V's Sword

Sword Diagrams

Video Game Swords

Elder Schools V: Skyrim Imperial Sword

Dark Souls Broadsword

Dark Souls Astora's Sword

Sources mentioned in the episode

Loades, Mike, Swords and Swordsmen, Reprint edition (Pen & Sword Military, 2011).

Full list of sources

Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day, 1st edition (Skyhorse, 2014)

Thomas Laible, The Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting,

Forging, Movie Swords, 1st edition (Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2015)

Oakshott, R. Ewart, Records of the Medieval Sword, Revised ed. edition (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1991).

Oakshott, R. Ewart, “The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (London: Dover Publications, 1996).

Farrell, Scott, “Mystery Swords: Bizarre Fifteenth Century Blade Designs,” Medieval Warfare 5, no. 4 (2015): 50–52.

Christian Rollinger, “An Archaeology of Ancient Historical Video Games, in Chr. Rollinger (Ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. Playing with the Ancient World (IMAGINES), London: Bloomsbury 2020, 19-46.,” accessed November 3, 2021,; “A

BREFE HISTORIE OF EUROPEAN SWORDS TO c.1600,” The Booktrap, accessed January 5, 2022,

“Broadsword,” Dark Souls Wiki, accessed January 5, 2022,;

“Imperial Sword | Elder Scrolls | Fandom,” accessed January 4, 2022,

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