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Tower of London to host half term knight school

PUBLISHED: 12:42 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:42 10 January 2018

Training begins at the Tower of London's Knight School. Picture: Tom Wren/SWNS/Tower of London

Training begins at the Tower of London's Knight School. Picture: Tom Wren/SWNS/Tower of London

Tom Wren/SWNS/Tower of London

Take up arms and defend a famous fortress this February half term.

Rufus Murly-Gotto, three, savours victory in battle. Picture: Tom Wren/SWNS/Tower of London Rufus Murly-Gotto, three, savours victory in battle. Picture: Tom Wren/SWNS/Tower of London

The Tower of London is enrolling young history lovers into Knight School throughout the holiday, offering families the chance to travel back to the Middle Ages.

Squires will teach trainees swordsmanship and chivalric duties, with medieval pages putting them through their paces in lessons on dancing and entertaining lords and ladies.

Kids can even have a go at making and decorating their own helmets and shields, as well as trying on some medieval fashions of the day.

Knight School runs in the shadow of the White Tower on February 10 to 18.

Activities take place daily between 11am and 3.30pm, with a map available to visitors showing relevant times and locations.

Knight School is included with a general admission ticket.

For more information, click here.

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