What did it really mean to be a knight in medieval Europe? Drawing on the research for her new book, Kindra Jones will shed some light on the realities of this ancient warrior class. Starting by looking at the origins of the iconic knight, explore their role, duties and pastimes - from the clothes they wore to the food they ate, get an intimate insight into the everyday life of a knight. Of course, no talk on knights would be complete without at least a glance at their equipment and Kindra won't disappoint, ending with a short demonstration of the arms and armour of a medieval knight.
Professional historian, author, and presenter Kindra Jones has a love and enthusiasm for history that goes beyond the pages of books. Drawing on her own experiences, her talks will entertain all as she brings the past to life using her extensive collection of historical props and costume.
A natural born adventurer, Kindra has sailed a medieval ship, lived in a round house, helped populate a medieval village, stroked tigers, climbed a volcano, travelled to visit the legendary Japanese mountain monks, the Yamabushi, and cast her own sword. As well as graduating from university with a first class honours, Kindra's experience includes fifteen years of working in heritage venues around the UK and abroad, not only talking about history, but living it!
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