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Maldon Military Museum

This little gem is tucked away in Maldon and myself and the boy had no idea it existed until about a month or so ago. Whilst in Mistley, we picked up a leaflet about it and as the weather has been so beautiful recently, we decided to drive down.
Of course Maldon is associated with the Battle of Maldon in 991 A.D but with that aside, its a beautiful place to explore, grab an ice-cream and watch the world go by.

Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte the cenre,
mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

"Thought must be the harder, heart be the keener,
mind must be the greater, while our strength lessens”

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Anyway, back to the museum.
It had weaponry from the 10th century right to the 1980s. Of course I was in my element with the medieval/English Civil War armour, polearms, axes, war hammers etc.
The boy is more interested in WW2, so we both left very happy.

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I was fascinated with this peasant axe (c. 15th century)
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It looks like it could certainly do a bit of damage.
In regards to the early weaponry, I feel as if this has helped me to understand just how strong medieval Knights/men-at-arms would have to have been in order to have worn the armour/carry their lances. If men these days think they are strong then I would like to see them cope in heavy, thick chain mail!

Outfit;
 t-shirt - topshop (£14)
grey skirt - topshop via ebay (about £7)

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