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Foundation HEI does not carry the name ‘Historical Educational Initiative’ for nothing. With our shows and demonstrations we not only aim to entertain the audience, but also to educate it about their own history. For this purpose we thoroughly study and recreate the culture and material culture of the times that we portray. And nothing   Lees Meer …

Some news from your favourite foundation. The design for our new business cards has been approved and gone off to the printer. Inspect the results for yourself. In comparison with the old card (right) the new one is quite stylish and representative indeed. Also the backside is printed now.

From Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th of September 1474 (2013) two vanguards of German and Burgundian troops met in the borderland Saarland near the village of Bexbach. The Ducal Burgundian soldiers and the Imperial German troops did not confront each other right out but each set up their camp a mile apart. Sentries were posted,   Lees Meer …

In the weekend of 6 and 7 July Foundation HEI was proud to organise the White Bear Tournament for the second time in the town of Nyborg, Denmark, during the annual Danehof event. IT WAS A BLAST!!!!! Six knights donned their armour, swung their wooden clubs, broke their SOLID LANCES and thrust their hunting spears,   Lees Meer …

This edition six knights will travel to Denmark to show their prowess. They are from the following houses: Adornes – De Baenst – Bave De Bul – Metteneye – Von der Weyden   Anselmus Adornes (Wouter Nicolai), knight, lord of Corthuy, Gentbrugge and Ronse At the start of the fourteenth century a branch of the   Lees Meer …

This year our cavalry will be attending two big events where infantry formations will be present. These are the 7th ‘Festival International d’Histoire Vivante’ in Marle – with a focus on the late-Roman period this edition – and the 2nd ‘1474 – Call to Arms’ where the vanguards of two small German and Burgundian armies   Lees Meer …

In the summer of 2012 Foundation HEI held a¬†grand Tournament in the Danish town of Nyborg. We now bring you the good news that we shall return in 2013! In the weekend of 6 and 7 July six knights will make their appearance. They will show each other and the audience their skill on horseback   Lees Meer …

After 28 years the collection of the Dutch Armymuseum will move once more. This time from the 17th century Armamentarium in Delft to the former Air Force base at Soesterberg where a new National Military Museum will be opened in 2014. A range of activities have been organised during the Christmas holidays to give the   Lees Meer …

At the start of September 2012 Foundation HEI participated in the Great Tournament of Sankt Wendel. This was organised by Arne Koets in honour of the tournament that emperor Maximilian staged there in 1512. The execution of this tournament was unprecedented. The highest level of authenticity, superb dressage, wooden clubs, and the use of solid   Lees Meer …

The Knights Festival held at castle Loevestein last weekend was a great succes! Over six and a half thousand visitors traveled across the country to this historical location to enjoy the wonderful weather, the tall castle and of course to see the Knights in action. The following gallery contains photos of the hunting display and   Lees Meer …