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Making Roman weapons – Ancient Rome project

By |2017-06-11T16:50:21-07:00June 11th, 2017|Crafts, Romans, War|

Roman helmet, from the kids at Laurelhurst School, Portland, Oregon Although the Romans did many other things besides fight battles, certainly one of their greatest achievements was the world's first really professional, paid army. Roman soldiers conquered most of Europe and all around the edges of the Mediterranean Sea, and held onto it [...]

Hosting a medieval tournament – an activity

By |2017-06-11T10:29:10-07:00June 11th, 2017|Games, Medieval, War|

Modern-day re-enactors having a tournament Tournaments were a common form of entertainment in the Middle Ages. A group of knights came together at the castle of some powerful duke or king, and they would spend the day fighting each other for prizes, sometimes one against one, and sometimes in teams. Tournaments took the [...]