About how heavy was the armor of the medieval guard?
Medieval armor, particularly plate armor of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, was not as heavy as is conventionally believed. Most suits of armor worn into battle would only weigh around 30 kilos (60 lbs) which is the same weight that modern soldiers carry today. Jousting armor, conversely, was significantly heavier, and could weigh up to 60 kilos (120 lbs) but this form of armor was never designed to be used in battle. Plate armor was also far more maneuverable than is conventionally thought, and soldiers typically had relatively unrestricted movement.