Fri 31st May 2013 - Derby Museum
Time travel day. Four members of Falchion will be giving talks on medieval life and crafts amongst the exhibits
Welcome to Team Falchion
Team Falchion is a group of enthusiasts with an interest in medieval heritage, crafts, education, combat and bringing history to life.
Founded in 2002, Falchion presents living history, craft and combat demonstrations as a group, as well as taking part in larger multi-group battle re-enactments.
As a Living History group, Team Falchion presents the household and retinue of a 14th century baron of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Sir Nicholas de Cantilupe. Our living history encampment includes accommodation outfitted for the lord and lady, soldiers tents, kitchen tent and craft shelters. The craft folk include cook, herbalist, wool carders, blacksmith, armourer and candle maker. The military folk include professional men-at-arms and levied peasants who owe duty to the lord. Being from Nottinghamshire, our troops include bowmen as well as swordsmen and spearmen. Our presenters give talks and demonstrations involving all the crafts, as well as clothing, arms and armour, including hands-on exhibits.
As a Re-enactment group, our combatants present arena demonstrations which are aimed at entertaining the public with exciting fights. Our fighters are all well trained in the techniques we use, which minimises injury whilst maximising excitement. Our fights are usually unscripted and unchoreographed, so the battles you see are completely unrehearsed.
In addition, we often join many other re-enactors to take part in large scale medieval battles. These spectacles are enjoyed by the public, and gives the combatants a chance to test their mettle against foes old and new.
We always welcome new members, whether they are interested purely in learning to swordfight, or have more peaceful skills or knowledge they wish to develop and impart.