Originally Posted by Sordak
Note that going to battle naked is more historically accurate than going into battle wearing studded leather
It is more historically accurate than ringmail
Two thing sthat dnd just made up.

DnD didn't make those up by any means, they were misgivings already present in the sphere of knowledge/science through flawed examinations of depictions of armour in historical documents and conflation/confusion/disflation of terms (and the factoids that stemmed from these) which affected the conclusions the DnD guys drew from their research.

Optimistically Apocalyptic