Social Status And Medieval Armor

When in war protecting yourself from your enemies is often the biggest concern. Knights from medieval times were no exception to this rule. In addition to providing oneself with protection, medieval armor was often also a symbol of status. Due to being primarily made up of hard to afford metals often times only the rich had access to it. In addition to being made up of metal medieval armor also had to be tailor made in order to fit the knight who wore it. In addition to being a status symbol, they type of medieval armor you wore showed your ranking. The higher up you were the better your suit of armor.

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