The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund. This lady’s bad-ass. (Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton)
Mini catapult... this could be something really fun to make for a lesson that is a collaboration with a history class. Students could make this one, then take what they learned to design a different one! This definitely promotes students' skills in analyzing, problem-solving, and collaboration with each other!
Horse armor. Impressive site containing plentiful information about most medieval weapons & their variants. As a former Medieval/Renaissance college board member, highly recommend site as well worth a read. Maybe not archeology, but could've been!