We have travelled to “Forward into the Past” at Wilfrid Laurier University…

  On April 6, 2013, we have  travelled  o’er fields and fountains, moors and mountains to visit “Forward into the Past” all-day event  at  Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo. One of many craftspeople, we demonstrated brass rubbings and helped to bring life to the past. … Continue reading

Queen Alexis and Lady Colleen have been busy…

It has been a fun-filled month at Gryphon Medieval Brass Rubbings! We have presented to the Scugog Women’s Breakfast Networking Group and to several schools in the Durham/Peterborough area. We entertained the classes with a bit of medieval history and … Continue reading

When did Kingship begin?

Queens and Kings began early on, when civilizations were in infancy. It was the royal leaders, who led those around them, creating development and growth. Often they were thought of as having a close relationship with the divine – not … Continue reading

A Man’s Home Is His Castle!

Most castles were built between 9th to the 16th centuries. The castles were built to protect Europe’s noble families and the villages that surrounded them. The first castles were built of wood with palisades of wooden stakes surrounding them. They … Continue reading

Medieval Times – a Quick History video

Here is a video which gives an overview of the life and times of the Medieval Period. Please enjoy!

A Question of Fashion

Why is the bottom button of a man’s waistcoat always left undone? As Edward the 7th progressed in years, so did his girth! To accommodate this, he began to leave the bottom button of his waistcoat undone. He thought that … Continue reading

A Bit of History

“Put Your Knights Into Your Day…” In the days of olde, squires were usually invested (knighted) on special holidays or events. The Night Before (no puns intended) … The preparations would begin with: A special bath (pretty rare in those … Continue reading

Ye olde testimonial

Very informative and creative! I have never encountered an experience like this, and I encourage others to do so! It is a great combination of history and art that is relevant to all age groups. Deighna B. (Medieval Faire Visitor)

Ye olde testimonial

Very enjoyable. – Can create a real piece of art. Various peoples throughout history, which one can make a connection. I’d recommend this to all lovers of history/the past. Nicholas H. (Medieval Faire Visitor)

Events of the Past

A wonderful time was had at the Royal Medieval Faire in Waterloo on Saturday, September 15! We met many interesting people from all walks of life. There was an exciting show full of humour, battles, and fun!  You could test … Continue reading