Medieval Encampment Planned for April 30 at Historic Adam Thoroughgood House

Friday, April 15, 2011

On Saturday, April 30, from noon to 4 p.m., explore a medieval encampment from the European Middle Ages at the historic Adam Thoroughgood House.


An afternoon of living history awaits you as you watch knights practice their military skills on horseback and compete with each other in warfare readiness. Learn about the special training and essential equipment that every knight was required to have.  Discover what medicines were available during medieval times and how they were used. Watch a cooking presentation using foods and techniques from the period.  Interactive demonstrations and medieval games will round out the afternoon. 


The program is free and open to the public.


Many early settlers to the New World traced their heritage to old European families.  These families, such as the Thoroughgoods, sent their sons to train as knights in the service of the king.  On long campaigns, knights spent their time between encounters training within their encampments.


The Adam Thoroughgood House is at 1636 Parish Road. For more information, call (757) 460-7109.