nyghtly Armes is dedicated to bringing history back to life. Our mission is to promote a greater understanding of fifteenth-century equestrian martial arts through the authentic display of knightly arms, armour and accoutrements. Knyghtly Armes provides interactive, educational demonstrations for schools and organizations, making history both engaging and entertaining to people of all ages.
We strive to recreate the past as realistically and faithfully as possible, thereby erasing many of the previously-held misconceptions that have been long perpetrated by American television, cinema and popular culture. We carefully choose our clothing and equipment to be as closely as possible to the originals. In the end, we hope to cultivate an appreciation of the Medieval knight in the next generation.
We are also proud to provide an ever-growing collection of photographs that are provided as a resource to students of Medieval arms and armour. Last year alone, we were fortunate enough to view some of the finest Medieval collections in Europe including the Wallace Collection in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, Musée de l'Armée in Paris, Legermuseum in Delft, and, most recently, La Real Armería in Madrid. Users of the Knyghtly Armes site are permitted to reproduce the digital images without notice. All that is required is for Knyghtly Armes to be acknowledged as the source. Alternatively, you may visit our Facebook page to browse our arms and armour resource galleries. We only ask that you click the ”like" button it if you find them beneficial.
Knyghtly Armes now has its own imprint dedicated to the publication of historical fiction and fantasy horror titles that are set against a well-researched medieval backdrop and feature a member of the knightly class as a principal character. All titles are available in trade paperback and eBook formats.
Based on the effigy armour of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (b.1382 - d.1439) found in Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick, England. It was purportedly based upon an Italian export harness by the Missaglia workshops in Milan circa 1454 when the gilt-bronze figure was completed... Find Out More