Black Knight Historical are medieval specialists, and we can provide a wide range of 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 (left), to a king in the Wars of the Roses; and many others as required from our team of excellent medievalists!
Children first meet our characters in role: we can appear to the whole school as a special guest at assembly, or go straight to the classroom or hall as required.
The children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the period being studied, with dressing up activities, roleplay jobs, listening to period music, learning a dance, making art, understanding heraldry and experiencing daily life compared and contrasted with today.
We have a large collection of authentically replicated objects from the time, for handling and examination or wearing. These include: clothing, hats, pottery, cooperage, treen, glass, tapestry, banners, arms and armour, cookery implements, furniture, food and drink, furs, medical and religious objects.
We have presented special study days on the Battle of Hastings 1066, the Wars of the Roses (focusing on the Battle of Barnet in 1471), multiple medieval characters for Black Death workshops, Magna Carta 1215, and Agincourt 1415.