What's It Like to Be a 21st-Century Polish Knight?

I arrived in Ciechanów just before the first battle of the weekend at the Castle of the Dukes of Mazovia. I was in town for the third Polish Knights Tournament. The weather had been scorching hot for weeks and looking at the knights in full armour around me, I couldn't help but wonder how they could stand this. "It's not that bad; the staging of the Battle of Grunwald last month was much harder," one said. "The thermometer under the armor reached 70 Celsius (160 degrees...

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