‘The Medieval Knight’by Richard Knox and Jed Jaggard

Richard Knox and Jed Jaggard will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Medieval Knight’ at the Hoby & District Local History Society on Wednesday November 21st, 7.30pm, Hoby Village Hall, LE14 3DT. All are welcome; the price for non members is £2.00 (pay on door) or visit www.hobyanddistricthistory.co.uk for more information.
The Knights role in Medieval Times centred around enhancing their knightly skills in the use of weapons, horsemanship and medieval warfare. However, military prowess was not the only element of medieval knighthood, and this illustrated presentation will explore the other aspects of being a knight and paints a colourful picture of the world in which they lived. Our speakers, Richard Knox and Jed Jaggard have performed medieval combat several times together and have a good working knowledge of medieval arms and armour. This presentation will finish with the presenters arming for battle, so bring your cameras!
Richard Knox, a resident of Rotherby, is the manager at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and an archaeologist. In his spare time Richard re-enacts various periods of history, including the 13th and 15th centuries.
Jed Jaggard, another local lad, runs his own historical based company, UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY, which brings a lively portrayal of characters from many historical periods to schools, societies, museums and events around the country.
The Hoby & District Local History Society is a voluntary organisation. The Society brings together people from all walks of life who are interested in the local history of the Leicestershire villages of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby and the District around them. The society was founded in 2013 as part of a village First World War research project for which it received a National Lottery Grant.