From 1 to 5 p.m., members of the Company of Saynt George will be on hand. The Company of Saynt George is a group of enthusiasts who recreate the everyday military and civilian life of a 15th century Burgundian artillery unit. Their portrayal inspires enthusiasm with carefully researched and detailed equipment based on historical models.
Weapons, armor and military duties played an important role in medieval society. Not only professional mercenaries, but also women, children, peasants or clergymen owned and wore weapons and armor. It is impossible to imagine the everyday life of medieval communities without weapons and armor.
The exhibition explores questions surrounding the possession, use and deployment of weapons: Where are weapons found everywhere in times of peace and conflict? Who owned weapons? How was the handling of weapons trained? And: what influence did this "warlike culture" have on social and political developments? Based on the latest historical research, the exhibition opens up a new perspective on the "military" culture of the late medieval city.