Warrior Women at the Royal Armouries Museum

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Royal Armouries

Warrior Women at The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, Leeds 13 — 21 February 2018 Entrance is free

From Joan of Arc to the Suffragettes, head to Leeds this half term to discover more about trailblazing women who battled their way into the history books.

We love that through a mixture of  talks about derring do, performances and have-a-go activities, the stories of women who changed the course of history will be brought to life.

Performances will include combat demonstrations showcasing the fighting styles of celebrated female warriors, including Joan of Arc and 17th-century swordswoman La Maupin. There will also be demonstrations of ‘Suffrajitsu’, famed by Edith Garrud during the early-20th century campaign for women’s suffrage.

Visitors can also hear the stories of Cartimandua, a 1st-century Celtic queen, as well as the experiences of women at the Front during the First World War.

For those wanting to get involved in the action, there will be an opportunity to make your own Suffragette rosettes and join the fight for women’s votes in a daily march through the museum.

Right, we’re off to pack our banners.

 

Warrior Women at The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, Leeds 13 — 21 February 2018 Entrance is free

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