I think most readers are aware of my interest in prehistoric, Classical and Medieval military history. Body armour and helmets hold a special fascination for me, which I suspect might be down to seeing a television broadcast of the film Excalibur, the 1981 pseudo-Arthurian spectacular by the British director John Boorman, at a very early age. While its portrayal of post-Roman Britain bore little relation to archaeological reality, its fabulous costumes and plate-armoured knights made a lasting impression on me. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, as the special effects artisan Adam Savage realises a lifelong ambition by visiting the workshop of the legendary movie armourer Terry English, gaining a custom-made suit of fantasy High Middle Ages armour in the process (albeit in modern, lightweight aluminium. If it had been a historically accurate period construct I probably would have been sick with envy altogether!). Though dating to 2017, the clips are only being published on the Tested YouTube channel now and are well worth a watch if you are a history or movie buff. The interior of Terry English’s home alone was enough to make me want to cry.