Medieval Scotland

Knights & Castles / Life in Medieval Times

Scottish Wars of Independence - Wallace & Bruce

This exciting period of Scotland's history is examined in a duo of displays and you have a choice of either Knights & Castles / Life in Medieval Times or Scottish Wars of Independence - Wallace & Bruce.  The content of both can be tailored to your individual class needs.

 

Knights & Castles looks at life in early Medieval Times, the coming of the Normans, feudalism, the reasons for and the construction of castles, the training of knights & foot soldiers, the role of the church, food & dining, hobbies in Medieval times, medicine, female roles and more. The display formed part of a national exhibition on the subject at Glasgow's Burrell Collection Museum in 2002/2003 where I presented schools sessions and family workshops.

Our Scottish Wars of Independence display covers all of the above plus the turbulent times of William Wallace & Robert the Bruce and dispels the myths still lingering from some blockbuster but inaccurate Hollywood Movies.

Your visitor will be portraying a Medieval Foot Soldier or Knight and will bring lots of re-enactment weaponry, armour, helmets, chain mail, costumes and more.  The Covid-19 lock down of 2020/2021  provided the opportunity to work on and add a massive new array of equipment and costumes so our collection has enjoyed a complete revamp.

As with all our workshops these would be better suited to a full morning in school in order to give the best opportunities with plenty of time for the handling session and Q&A.