middle-ages

Middle Ages

HMNS Weekly Happenings
April 23, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Medieval Arms Race     Throughout the Middle Ages competition between offensive and defensive arms resulted in a constant stream of innovation and evolution that resulted in the magnificent suits of armor and gracefully proportioned weapons on display in the current collection. Historian David Wise will explore the science behind the arms race […]

HMNS Weekly Happeinings
April 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Lecture – Jousting – The Sport of Kings Jousting tournaments were held as grand sporting and social events in medieval times. These events sealed the mystique of the knight into modern times. In full knight armor, historian and historical jousting competitor Steve Hemphill will the take us through the various events of a grand […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
February 19, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae’s Early Stone Age Dwellings by Martin Carruthers   What was it about an ancient windswept place in the remote Orkney Islands that caused people to invest so much effort in creating one of the earliest examples of permanent homes? Skara Brae, a Stone Age village and UNESCO World […]

Medieval Medicine: Welcome to the A-POO-thecary
January 12, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  If you’re just joining us on our slightly nauseating journey through the wonders of Medieval medicine, you may want to check out the first blog in this series. If you’re already on board, I promised you poop and it is poop you are going to get! I feel there is a Freudian joke there, […]



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