Knights of Veritas
was formed in late 2004 after Director Eric Slyter, having retired from years of
the Northwestern US renaissance faire circuit, decided to focus on educational avenues rather than
entertainment ones. Eric's passion had always been educating the public about accurate medieval
history, and he decided to specialize in educational presentations for schools and libraries by forming an
organization devoted to doing just that. Thus, Knights of Veritas was created,
and immediately made
its mark with prestigious bookings at at the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with armour displayed
at SAM's Spain in the Age of Exploration exhibit. Starting in 2005,
Knights began travelling extensively throughout Washington
State and the
Pacific Northwest, staking its claim as the premier professional presenters on the subjects of
arms, armour, combat, knighthood and chivalry of the middle ages.
Veritas challenges the common myths and misconceptions about knights and medieval history, encouraging
of long-held beliefs and building
critical thinking skills. All aspects of Knights of
Veritas presentations are based on
current scholarship, archaeology and interpretation of period sources; the clothing, armour and weapons are
the originals in
form and design, using period materials and accurate in detail right down to the buttons and buckles. Ever
enhancing its program, Knights of Veritas features free educational
handouts on a variety of fascinating and popular topics, even including a co-branded
book list, encouraging literacy and ongoing study. Knights even brings a
featuring a selection of
real, genuine medieval antiquities. And of course, no presentation is complete without a discussion of the
Code of Chivalry.
What makes a knight a knight? Hint: it isn't the sword or the armour...
Knights of Veritas became a state-recognized non-profit educational organization in late 2005,
becoming a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2011. Knights
of Veritas remains dedicated to providing exciting,
engaging and professional educational presentations for schools, libraries, homeschool groups and other
all throughout the Pacific Northwest.