Are you looking to add that extra WOW factor to your History Lessons? Wanting to engage and enthuse your Students with something different?

History lessons should be Fun, Exciting, Stimulating, your students should be in awe of what happened all those years ago.

BUT often History is seen as Dry, Dull, Boring...stuff in books about people who died hundreds of years ago!

Let Invite a Knight bring history to life! Watch their faces as a fully armoured Viking, Saxon or Norman Knight walks into the room, complete with weapons of the period! 

Dave is a registered Equity storyteller (for over 15 years) and an active re-enactor of the period. His is an expert and brings history to life

He appears every year at the Herstmonceux Medieval Living History Festival among others.

He also carries an enhanced DBS and £10m PLI

Invite a Knight, gives Interactive talks in full authentic period costume!

We can give talks on life and warfare from the early 'Viking' invaders to the British Islands from the end of the 8th Century to the end of the Normans around the start of the 12th Century (they became English).

We can also give talks on the Crusades and the truth of what they really were, and how their legacy has kept going (THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS TALK).

It is the 11th Century...Jarl Frederik Frederikson our Viking Warrior (knight) , will Entertain and Educate , with tales of how his forefathers came to the Shores of Northumbria in the 9th Century.

Why did they come?

Why did they stay?

Where did they Live?

What did they wear?

What weapons did they use?

Were they REALLY a violent as they are portrayed?

What is their Legacy?

All these questions and more will be answered during Frederik's show. He will appear in FULL viking costume and armour, bring REAL Weapons to show and allow people to hold (under supervision) and bring some 'safe' foam replicas to 'play with' 

Check out our viking show page for more details

It is the late 11th Century...Thegn Herewald Burbidge  a Saxon Ealdorman and one of Harald's famous Husecarls will tell stories of the years before and after the Battle of Hasting in October 1066.

How did the Saxons live their lives?

How different were they from the Norsemen/Vikings?

Why did the Battle Happen?

Why did Harald Lose?

What happened to the Saxons after the Battle?

these questions and more will be answered in Herewald's show, he will dress in full Saxon Husecarl battledress, bring real weapons to show, and replica foam weapons to handle.

Check out our Saxon show page for more details.

It is the End of the 12th Century...Baron Charles Fitzthomas 2nd Earl of Derwent, a Norman Knight Hospitaller during the 3rd Crusade, brings stories of life as a Norman Baron.

What was life like under the Normans after 1066?

Why did the 'Harry' the North of England?

How did the Saxons, Norsemen and Normans come to be one Country ..England?

How did Feudalism work?

What was a Peasant of villein? How did they live?

What was the Normans Legacy?

All these questions and more will be answered as Charles gives his show in full 'Hospitaller' battledress, complete with authentic weapons, including the most lethal weapon on the medieval battlefield (still banned from re-enactments today).

He will also bring replica (safe) weapons for people to hold and 'play with'

 

Check out our Norman show page for more details

Baron Charles can also give a separate show on the Crusades.

Why did they Happen?

What were they like?

Why did they win then lose?

Who went on the Crusades?

What is the legacy of the Crusades today?

All these questions and more will be answered as Charles gives his show in full 'Hospitaller' battledress, complete with authentic weapons, including the most lethal weapon on the medieval battlefield (still banned from re-enactments today). He will also bring replica (safe) weapons for people to hold and 'play with'

Check out our Crusaders show  page for more details

Invite-a-Knight female Viking
Invite-a-Knight Viking

From the Early Norsemen attacking Lindisfarne to the Norman Crusaders. Invite-a-Knight brings the reality of life in these early Medieval times directly to you.

Add the WOW factor to your Lessons!

Our presenter will be dressed in accurate period costume and chat either formally (talk) or informally (Q&A) to your class(es) or Group(s).

We show what life was REALLY like for the fighting men and women of the period, in a fun and interactive way.

Our 'Knight' can deliver presentations to groups from a few to over 100 with ease, having spent most of his life doing so.

We bring real weapons for the audience to see (and hold under supervision) and realistic foam weapons to wield.

Invite-a-Knight Norman Cavalry
Invite a Knight Crusaders

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