Instruction in the Values and Skills of Knighthood and Chivalry is available to Men, Women, Boys or Girls, in groups or individually.
Classes are offered in four age levels beginning with the youngest level of Page. Lessons can be fitted to meet the needs of the individual student, group, school, university or organization. Open to all regardless of Race, Religion or Nation as long as your ways are in keeping with the ways of Chivalry and Honour.

Each level is awarded a Certificate reflecting their hard work and achievement.

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6-8 years old
Apprentice Squire
9-11 years old
Squire
12 - 14 years old
Knight's Apprentice
15 years and older
       

Knight  -
Students 18 or older are eligible to receive this Title after completing all courses of instruction and passing all tests and tasks required. An Adoubement Ceremony is conducted to commemorate and recognize the Students dedication to the Ideals of Chivalry.

    

 

Page: One Lesson per Topic, Apprentice Squire: Two Lessons per Topic, Squire: Three Lessons per Topic, Knight's Apprentice: Four Lessons per Topic. Lessons are one hour each.
Topics include;


Art 
Painting, sculpture, pottery are just a few of the mediums available to the Medieval Artist. Explore the need for artistic expression and beauty in a time many suppose was not so.
Medieval Philosophy
Defined partly by the Process of rediscovering the ancient culture developed in Greece and Rome in the classical period, and partly by the need to address theological problems and to integrate sacred doctrine with secular learning of the Middle Ages.
Writing, Poetry and Theatre
The ability to express one's thoughts and feelings in well written Text, Prose and Performance was a skill treasured by many yet unavailable to most.
     
Business and Commerce 
The Medieval World thrived on Commerce. The Spice Route, the Silk Road, controlled and contested by Royals and Guilds alike, Trade was the Life's blood that flowed from East to West and back again.
Agriculture 
The mainstay of Medieval Life. From farm, field and forest, to stream, lake and ocean. The raising and hunting for food and materials that sustained all aspects of daily life was the primary concern and occupation of the majority of the population.
Architecture and Construction 
From the lowly Hovel to the grandest Cathedral, the Art of Building was no less in the Middle Ages than any other time in History. Many of the skills of the Roman Empire were lost, only to be rediscovered and even improved upon by the time of the Renaissance.
     
Clothing
Instruction is given on how articles of clothing were worn and used as well as the crafting and repair of the Students own attire.
The Code of Chivalry
The Code is comprised of Prowess, Justice, Loyalty, Defense, Courage, Faith, Courtesy, Humility, Dignity, Compassion, Generosity and Duty. Also included are the Nine Noble Virtues of the Norse.
History of Knighthood
Traditionally Knights were expected, above all, to fight bravely and to display military professionalism and courtesy, however there is more to the Legend and what it really means to be a Knight.
     
 Games 
Such diversions were enjoyed by both adults and children of the Middle Ages. Chess, Drafts, Bocce, Skittles and Qouits to name but a few. Explore these and many more mirth filled games.
Physical Fitness
In addition to the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle, the building of strength and endurance are paramount to the Knight. There will always be a foe who is stronger, a task that will test your limits. The more one prepares for such circumstances, the better the outcome. Exercises are based upon Medieval practices and techniques.
Medieval Health and Well being
Included are the study of Hygiene and Medicines, Cures and Herbal remedies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
     
Medieval Cookery 
From preparing the fire to making the meals, Break Fast, Dinner and Sup, most delicious!
Manners & Courtesy
Lessons include the behaviour expected of the Gentry and Nobility, which not only cover basic Etiquette and Decorum but also are provided models of sophisticated conversation and intellectual skill.
Feast, Music and Dance
The Knight was not only expected to show their Prowess upon the Field of Honour but also within the Feast Hall. Pages and Squires serve at Banquet, while Knights play instruments, sing ballads and dance with their Lady. Lessons include participating in a Feast, learning a Musical Instrument or Singing and learning Dances.
     
Heraldry
Arising from the need of the Knight to identify themselves on the battlefield from friend and foe, the Art of Heraldry incorporated itself into all aspects of the Nobility and Royals. To this day Families can trace their ancestry or create for themselves Coats of Arms that represent their Values.
Arms & Armour
The Student is taught how to care for and repair Harness. How it is properly worn and used in combat. The proper methods of keeping and preparing weapons.
Medieval Warfare
The Strategy and Tactics of the battlefield are taught. How to find your foe or hide yourself from their search. How to conduct the siege of a castle and how to fortify your own defenses.
     
   

 

     
  Woods Craft
The skills needed to survive in the greenwood. To find shelter, water, food and medicines. The ability to craft weapons and tools of the hunt, to track your game and how to use the spoils gained.

 

All Classes are taught by Sir Blackwolf and/or Dame Daggryning, please see exceptions below. Classes are based upon the Instructor's and Student's schedules, Holidays and weather. Classes are one hour in duration unless otherwise noted or arranged. Some classes involve Field Trips dependent upon the topic. Some lessons may be taught by other Instructors based upon the topic. Students shall wear clean clothing in good repair and appropriate for outdoor activities with sturdy shoes. No sandals, crocs, flip flops or bare feet permitted. Clothing deemed inappropriate by the Instructors may result in the Student not being permitted to participate in classes. All Prospective Students must apply for Instruction with a Consultation. Consultations are free within the State of Virginia. Consultations requested outside of Virginia do incur a Travel Fee. Quotes available without obligation for Travel Fees.

Fees are $15.00 per Hour of Instruction per student plus travel expenses if applicable.  Field Trips and student materials may incur additional fees.
Payment plans available upon request.

Page Apprentice Squire Squire Knight's Apprentice
15 Lessons 30 Lessons 45 Lessons  60 Lessons
 Base Fee $225.00 Base Fee $450.00 Base Fee $675.00 Base Fee $900.00

            A non refundable Deposit of $75.00 per Student is required prior to any Instruction being given. This is applied for the last five (5) Lessons of your Curriculum.

 

The book "A Knight in the 21st Century" is available at http://www.medievalfantasiesco.com/KnightlyAccoutrements.htm#Books
 

Personal Instruction available at MFC Offices or at your location
Travel to your location does involve a fee to cover travel expenses
Mileage fee based on the number of requested trips, payment required prior to each trip.
Multiple Lessons may be combined for one or more days of instruction. 


For more information contact Sir Blackwolf.

 

 

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This site was last updated 01/07/17