Right across the Society, you will find people willing to share their skills, knowledge and experience in order to build the knowledge of world history through activities, demonstrations, and events. These people are the foundation of our community, investing in people and prioritizing their education. On this the International Day of Education, we celebrate our teachers at every level pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture.
Whether you come from a love of fantasy and escapism from the modern world or a passionate interest in a pocket of history, passion for sport, dress ups or crafting, or simply hanging out with your friends on the weekend , our goal is take to your knowledge of pre-17th century world history and improve it through doing. That wouldn’t be possible without every single member of the Society who takes the time to think ‘how was that done? Why did that happen?’ and share their understanding and practice with others! Today and every day, we celebrate you!
“The good historian… must be fearless, uncorrupted, free, the friend of truth and of liberty. One who calls a fig a fig, and a skiff a skiff, neither giving nor withholding from any, from favour or from enmity, not influenced by pity, by shame, or by remorse. A just judge… a stranger to all, of no country, bound only by his own laws, acknowledging no sovereign, never considering what this or that man may say of him, but relating faithfully everything as it happened.”
Lucian, ancient Greek writer and satirist (c.125-185)
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