[MR] BBC story on Bosworth Battle site
katrous at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 19 12:52:31 PST 2010
Well worth clicking all the different links. And as an aside, I saw this on the visitor's center's web site...
Bosworth Battlefield announces Half Term Knight School
Children can travel back in time this half term at The Bosworth Heritage Centre’s very first Knight School with real hands-on training in the arts of knightly combat.
They will learn the skills and endurance that were needed to become a real Medieval knight and work through a program of interactive historical learning.
Activities will include marching to the top of Ambion Hill, weapons training, treasure hunt to find missing armoury, learning the art of falconry and even trying their hands at flying a bird.
There will also be educational talks on food, clothing, medicine and the tactics of medieval battle.
The one day program will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm. It will be held on Tuesday 16th February and Thursday, 18th February for girls and boys aged eight and over.
Young knights will be welcomed into the Les Routiers Army by Captain Mortimer who will teach them the skills needed to become one of King Richard III’s knights.
They will be put to the test to see if they have met their grade and will be presented with a certificate to commend their achievements.
David Sprason, Leicestershire County Council Lead Member for Adult and Community Services, said: “Knight School is a great way for children to learn about history in a fun and interactive way.
"Bosworth is part of Leicestershire’s rich heritage and this is a great opportunity for young people to learn about the history that is on their doorstep."
Children will be able to eat their packed lunches in the Heritage Room and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Parents are more than welcome to stay on site and enjoy the picturesque historic battlefield country park, or can leave their children with the battlefield’s well experienced and trained staff for the day.
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