Andy, representing the Royal Armouries

Our ‘Knight-in-Residence’ Andy Deane at the Tournament of King John III

The museum’s ‘Knight-in-Residence’ Andy Deane is no stranger to the clattering lances and thundering hooves of the Royal Armouries annual tournament, but how does he fare when competing away from home? The Royal Armouries recently had the honour of competing in the Tournament of King John III at Gniew Castle in Poland. Here, Andy tells … Continue reading Our ‘Knight-in-Residence’ Andy Deane at the Tournament of King John III

Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team England, represented this year by Andy Deane and Steve Hemphill. Andy "Old Iron-arm" Deane As a young man-at-arms, in 1985, Andy strode out in front of an audience for his first ‘Trial by Combat’. Nervous, and … Continue reading Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Meet Team France: Marie Baron & Luc Petillot

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team France, represented this year by Marie Baron and Luc Petillot. Marie Baron Marie has been riding from a young age, trying her hand at many disciplines and even competing in classical dressage. In 2005, she began … Continue reading Meet Team France: Marie Baron & Luc Petillot

Meet Team Norway: Ivar Mauritz-Hansen & Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team Norway, represented this year by Ivar Mauritz-Hansen and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell. Ivar Mauritz-Hansen Hailing from Bærum, Norway, Ivar was inspired by the exploits of the great heroes of the medieval era from a young age and … Continue reading Meet Team Norway: Ivar Mauritz-Hansen & Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell

Meet the Apprentice: Mike Collin

In the last of our blog posts profiling the contestants in this year’s The Knight’s Apprentice Show, we introduce Mike Collin, who hopes to claim the honour of appearing in our prestigious Easter tournament. Who will you be cheering on? Mike Collin Height: 5'10" Weight: 12st 5lb Armour: Italian composite harness Mike is an actor and stunt … Continue reading Meet the Apprentice: Mike Collin