History of War - - FRONTLINE -

The hauberk was a knee-length mail shirt of in­ter­lock­ing me­tal that was both strong and al­lowed a war­rior com­plete free­dom of move­ment. The mail was worn over cloth­ing and was heavy to wear, even for ex­pe­ri­enced soldiers. Nor­mans would only wear their ar­mour when ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary and did not wear it while march­ing, un­less there was a dan­ger of be­ing am­bushed.

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