nyghtly Armes is dedicated to bringing the fifteenth century back to life. Our mission is to promote a greater understanding of knightly martial arts through the authentic display of late medieval arms, armour and accoutrements in public pageants, mounted tournaments and chivalric duels.
Knyghtly Armes can provide 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 previously-held misconceptions long perpetrated by American television, cinema and popular culture. We carefully choose our clothing and equipment to be as close as possible to the originals. In the end, we hope to cultivate an appreciation of the medieval knight in the next generation.
Over the last few years, Knyghtly Armes members have been 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. Visitors to the Knyghtly Armes site are permitted to view and reproduce digital images from our ever-growing resource collection without notice. Alternatively, you may visit our Facebook page to browse our arms and armour photo albums. Simply give us a ”like" if you find them beneficial.
"Young man, now learn to love God and honor women, speak well of women and be brave, as one should be, guard yourself from lies and deceit. Strive after integrity and take great pains in your knightly practices: throwing and pushing stones, dancing and jumping, fencing and wrestling, running at the lance and tournaments, and courting beautiful women. "