Meet one of King Robert’s Knights from the Scots Wars of Independence and learn all about life in the king’s court, the feudal pyramid, Robert’s path to kingship and the aftermath following his death. Hear about king Robert’s expert tactics as he adapted Wallace’s schiltrons to better effect.
Activities – Learn how to fight like a knight in an interactive weapons demonstration. Learn how to fight in a Schiltron. Weapons handling (when and where appropriate).
Props/Costume/Equip - Replica clothing including cloak, surcoat, tunic, undertunic, braes, hose, leather boots. Sword, heater shield, axe, mace, flail and spear. Chain or leather armour. Wooden stool. Weapons rack. Animal skins. Canvas tent (location dependent)
Materials – None