NEW DEMONSTRATIONS FOR 2016

We have had many years of experience in taking history into schools and museums. Let us bring living history into your school or museum, this includes talks, demonstrations and use reproduction and real artifacts and costume, we are totaly hands on so what we bring to your school or museum the children can handle under supervision.

let us show you a slice of history.

Be it a ww1 soldier or medieval archer, naval captain and his lady, surgeon or Tudor spymaster.
We can offer living scenarios for most periods. We specialize in hands on interaction with our public, and offer set dressed period experiences under canvas or in your own room setting.

We develop our visit around your needs, we are completely hands on and involve the children at every stage. A mixture of talks, demonstrations, role play and the handling of reproduction artifacts, we promise a full, informative and fun day.

Prices on request..

We are insured and CRB checked.

 

Agincourt Archer.
Meet this colourful character and his lady from the 100 years war. He recently back from the battle of Agincourt fighting for good king Hal, this old retainer will: Talk about the history of the long bow, hear tales of his experiences in France. See how the battle arrow developed in relation to improvements in medieval armour. How effective was the longbow. Watch how archers were trained, learn the battle tactics of the medieval archer. How fast could an archer shoot? Can our archer shoot an arrow through solid steel armour plate. Did women use the bow and for what reason?
This is a mixture of talks and tales, with hands on artifacts and an archery demonstration showing how vital the medieval archer was for britain during the hundred years war

This works very well with the Trainee Curator senario. See Below

 

Medieval Surgeon and Tooth Puller
(We also do the Early Medieval and Tudor/Elizabethan/Civil War versions)
Visit the gruesome times of the medieval surgeon, when anesthetic and pain management were just dreamed of, when medical training was a mix of butchery, astrology and magic. Find out about the tooth worm and how it was dealt with. Learn the art of bleeding and find out why urine was so important to our master of medicine. Handle reproduction instruments and watch and help in the making of poultices and plasters. This is a highly entertaining, educational and hands on.

P.S. always looking for volunteer patients.

This works very well with the Trainee Curator senario. See Below

 

The world of the Medieval monk
The medieval monk in the 12th to 15th century. Learn about the medieval pilgrim and what they did. Learn about the art of illumination, book and paper making and get hands on experience in the process. We might even, with your help, make a medieval book, or colour in your own illuminated page. A hands on experience for adult and child alike.

This works very well with the Trainee Curator senario. See Below

 

 

Training of a Knight
This is a great event for all the family. We talk about the background and history of the knight, why armour was needed, including the arming of a knight. How did one become a squire, what did the training involved and finally how was a squire knighted and why?
Then Chivalry training for the children. Collect your knights tunic then into the knights arena. Over the Hurdle, through the tunnel and then archery, throw the javelin, attack the sword post and charge the quintain. Back to the lord where you will take the knights oath before the lord knights each child who goes away with a Certificate of Knightage. Great fun for the kids and huge photo opportunities for the parents.
(If the lord and his lady feel really nasty they might introduce some of the children and parents
to the dangerous sport of the Medieval Dance. Please contact us for our pricing options.

The Medieval Monk, Pilgrim and Healer.

When monks went on pilgrimage why did they
go, where did they stay and how did they pay
for their lodgings on the way. How did monks heal and was there a cost, why were herbs so important.Also why was urine was so important to our monk. Handle reproduction instruments and watch and help in the making of poultices and plasters. Were monasteries our first hospitals. Lets find out.

   
A Regency Tea Party.
Come to our own Regency tea party, a snapshot of this gentle way of life led by the well-to -do of the early 1800’s. Take part in the gentle sport of skittles or watch an archery demonstration. Visit the Regency tent and see how the military officers and the ordinary ratings eat, or watch the not so gentle art of fencing school and the duel. A feast of colourful costume, food and frivolity.

The Great War from the Air.
The Royal Flying Corps.

Listen and talk to a Aviation pilot who went through the highs and lows of the Great War. Look at copies of maps, orders, and letters home. what did they eat and drink. What effect did gas have on the human body and how many soldiers died on one day at the Somme. Learn about the development of the first aeroplanes, then and now, what were they used for, how did they train pilots in those early days, (if you could ride a horse you could fly a plane?). The battlefield from the air. How do you recognize a trench from the air. how did they direct shell fire onto the target and what were those little squiggles on the map. How did they dress and what was so important about a little red circus van. A great insight into the life of men who flew over the trenches of the great war. Very hands on and never forgotten.

There will also be an exercise in photo interpretation.

 

 

 

The Elizabethan Spy Master
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School Visits and Events
If you wish to contact us about any of the items below, please e-mail us at:
medevalsupplies@yahoo.co.uk
or phone: 01785 243637