Encased in Steel is a blog hosted, authored and maintained by the Academy of Historical Arts. Our purpose is to write interesting and thought provoking essays and articles about European history, sometimes concentrating on the martial aspects of our history, sometimes concentrating on general history, and sometimes concentrating on the traditional handcrafts from past centuries. Hopefully this blog will be of interest to members of the HEMA community, to members of the historical re-enactment community, to teachers and students, and to anyone with a passing interest in history.
The Academy of Historical Arts follows this mission statement:
“Our purpose is to promote and further the study of European history through the historical, martial and creative arts.”
To this end, the Academy is part of the Triquetra Services (Scotland) charitable organisation (OSCR: SC042086; Companies House: 392806) and is the educational division within the charity. This blog helps us to achieve our charitable objectives through distribution of our research and teaching and making it broadly available to members of the general public on an international level.
For more information about the different parts of our organisation, please see our websites:
Triquetra Services (Scotland) which comprises:
- Corsair’s Wares
- Chivalric Systems
- Academy of Historical Arts which includes:
— Past Professor Programme
— Chivalric Dream Society
— Historical Hiltwork