Living Backwards Medieval Society
Pictures of GniviL at the 2015 Brooks Medieval Faire.
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We are a 'living history' group, which means we go beyond the classroom theory learning experience and actually practice the medieval trades. We are hands-on scholars. Everything we do and learn is researched and historically based to a practical degree. Medieval means European history from the 11th to the mid-15th century.
We are based in Edmonton, Canada; and meet weekly to share the arts, trades, history, and culture of the era.
Our current guilds include:
- Armoured Combat
- Theatrical Combat
- Wood working
- Leather working
In addition, we have had workshops on:
- Candle making
- Wood carving
- Mead making
- And many, many, many more!
We also hold performances and public events throughout the year, tournaments (featuring our fully-armoured Knights!), feasts (featuring period-authentic cuisine and music!), camping, archery.
During the school months we meet Tuesday nights at 7:30PM.
We welcome visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.
École Maurice-Lavallée school
8828 95 St, Edmonton, AB
- During the summer, the guilds take over. Each has their own projects and schedule. They usually post it on our Facebook page.
- If you'd like to be added to our contact list, send an e-mail using our Contact page.