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A kite shield is a large, almond-shaped shield rounded at the top and curving down to a point or rounded point at the bottom.- Kite shield
To compensate for their awkward nature, kite shields were equipped with enarmes, which gripped the shield tightly to the arm and facilitated keeping it in place even when a knight relaxed their arm; this was a significant departure from most earlier circular shields, which possessed only a single handle.- Kite shield
The Normans introduced the kite shield around the 10th century, which was rounded at the top and tapered at the bottom.- Shield
As body armour improved, knight's shields became smaller, leading to the familiar heater shield style.- Shield
Elements of the knightly armour included helmet, cuirass, gauntlet and shield.- Knight
Towards the end of the 10th century, oval shields were lengthened to cover the left knee of the mounted warrior, called the kite shield.- Knight
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The heater shield or heater-shaped shield is a form of European medieval shield, developing from the early medieval kite shield in the late 12th century in response to the declining importance of the shield in combat thanks to improvements in leg armour.
The heater shield was used by almost every class of society in medieval Europe, from knights to typical soldiers.