A knight with chivalrous heart makes a (slow) journey across Canada Vincent Gabriel Kirouac is six weeks into a cross-Canada journey, and he does it medieval way – atop a horse, in full knightly regalia. His purpose? To prove that chivalry is not dead. And, to demonstrate that, he is chivalrous with his horse, Coeur-de-Lion (Lionheart) – they share the hard work by walking some and riding some.
“I’m crossing Canada on horseback dressed as a knight, to remind people of the values of long ago, such as devotion,” he said. (Photo: Chris Mikula/Postmedia)
On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, way back in 2003, the National Post put together a series of front pages, wondering what they would have looked if we’d been around in previous ages. They’d been long forgotten until a dusty poster turned up under a reporter’s desk and now revived here. (Pages by Rob Mckenzie and Kagan McLeod)
How to: Live by the sword in the city As a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Ms. Carroll-Clark has spent many a weekend dressed as Nicolaa de Bracton, a 12th-century Norman from a minor gentry family based in Lester, England. But it’s not just a character dreamed up for the sake of role-playing — Ms. Carroll-Clark has done her research. A passion for history got her a PhD in medieval studies from the University of Toronto, but the SCA gives her a place to put her studies into action.