Weapons Of The Renaissance


Our stage show has been performed for numerous audiences throughout the midwest.  Members of the Iowa Tudor Guard give the audience a very accurate lesson about how to combat one another - Renaissance style! 


Sir John MacNeel demonstrating the longbow


The show discusses a wide variety of weapons centered around 16th-century England, but touching on other nations and time-periods.  Our featured weapons include:

  • Longbow
  • Pike
  • Halberd
  • Axe
  • Mace
  • Battle swords (detailed, with many examples)
  • Battlefield parrying weapons
  • Rapiers
  • Duelists' parrying weapons
  • Daggers of all shapes, sizes, uses
  • And many more!

Lieutenant Sir Robert Townsend and his beloved rapier


The show emphasizes accuracy, safety, and most important - entertainment!  It is fully interactive - the audience has never stumped us with any questions or requests.  Suitable for audiences of all ages and venues, Weapons Of The Renaissance is a great addition to any historically-themed event. 



Captain Sir Thomas Devereux with a weapon matching his personal eloquence and subtlety...