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Falconry & the Medieval World – Live Bird Presentation at Hammond Castle Museum
August 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Falconry is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey. It is also the demanding art of training a predatory bird that is by nature wary of people to hunt cooperatively with a human partner. While the sport has a 4,000 – year history, its glory days were indisputably the medieval period. This presentation centers around live birds used in falconry, it is not a flight demonstration but a history-rich look at an ancient sport. Focusing on the medieval period, it explains the characteristics of the birds of prey used, how the sport reflected the lifestyle of the time, and the historical reasons behind falconry’s rise and fall.
There are two sessions available for this presentation: 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Please choose your preferred time when purchasing tickets below.