Black Knight Historical – medieval specialists.
We provide medieval characters in your school to assist learning about relevant topics:
From a Norman Knight in 1066 to a plague victim of the Black Death. A Benedictine Nun to a King in the Wars of the Roses. And many others as required from our team of excellent medievalists!
Children meet our character[s] in role: either to the entire school for a ‘special guest’ to assembly, or ready for a 9.30 a.m. start.
The children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the period being studied, with music, dance, art, heraldry and daily life compared and contrasted with today.
We have probably the largest collection of authentically replicated objects from the time for handling and examination/wearing, having been making and collecting objects for 30 years.
These include clothes, pottery, cooperage, glass, tapestry, banners, arms and armour, cookery implements, furniture, food and drink, furs, religious objects, and activities such as: making butter, striking a coin, grinding corn, weaving/spinning, fire-lighting with flint & steel, and writing with quill and ink.
Understanding the power of the Church, learn a Latin prayer, what went on in a monastery, what were the Crusades, learn to dance a faradole – we explore all these topics as required.
We have NATIONWIDE COVERAGE to enable us to deliver our school workshops across the country, where-ever your school is located. From Suffolk to Anglesey, Isle of Wight to Scotland, we make history happen!