Sweaty Suits of Armor: Could You Survive Being a Knight?
Swords...sieges...heavy armor suits. Life was risky business for a knight. Charge back in time to find out what real life was like for knights of the Middle Ages in this reluctant reader book.
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The Road to page 18
Suits of Armor page 27
Weapons of War page 36
Words to Know page 44
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