Bringing characters from the past back to life, for Museums, Castles, Heritage Sites, Councils, Cathedrals, and discerning clients.
Costumed Interpretation is an interactive method of presenting history, where narration is usually done from the first-person perspective, although we are happy to offer a 3rd person viewpoint, and will even switch between the two for best public understanding. This approach is especially popular with organisers of historically accurate events, where historical accuracy and a period feel is of paramount importance.
Black Knight now has well over 100 researched, and well presented, characters from history available for discerning clients acrosss the sector.
We are happy to take on research and creation of historical characters which are not currently presented. Most recently Ian has recreated Sir Richard d’Argentein for the Halesworth 800 Charter Event.
Image below shows Cardinal Thomas Wolsey brought to life at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. https://ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk/visit/christchurch-mansion/
Interpretational characters can be both real or fictional, but each of them is thoroughly researched before being presented to the public. Our historical costumed interpretation performers have a wealth of knowledge about historical periods they are presenting.
Since the characters are usually free to mix with the public, special attention is paid to the smallest details of dress and accessories. We employ the best tailors and craftsmen to make the clothing and accessories for our historical costumed interpretation events.
As well as being visually stunning, costumed interpreters take you on an exciting journey to the past.
We have an excellent selection of Royals Through History- our performance historians are knowledgeable and realistic! As seen below at Valence House Museum, Dagenham https://valencehousecollections.co.uk/about/
See where we are this year by checking out our Events Diary : /https://www.blackknighthistorical.co.uk/events-diary/