There are hundreds of wonderful channels on YouTube devoted to history and medieval studies. You’ll see the channels here have earned their followers rightly for your academic pleasure. Even though these channels and many others have been branded together as “The Community of the Sword,” each one is very unique. Some channels provide a more in-depth look at traditional fantasy compared to historical reality by commentating on popular movies. Others ignore modern popular culture and teach HEMA and medieval armor at highly professional levels. For your convenience and mine I’ve simply taken the liberty of giving each one an award.
Highly Interesting Sword Techniques
World’s Best Sword Debater
Best Thought-provoking Rambles and History Lessons
Extremely Interesting Medieval Weapon Reviews and Testing
Whoppingly Insightful Medieval Weapon Testing
Best Production Quality and Analyses of Misconceptions in Medieval Fantasy
Best In-depth Analyses of Real Medieval Armor
Pursuing the Knightly Arts
Most Knowledgeable Armored HEMA Lessons
Blood and Iron HEMA
Best In-depth Unarmored HEMA Lessons
I hope this list served you well. Expect a part 2 because there are hundreds of others worth mentioning.