About Chivalry Today

Chivalry Today explores the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry. From medieval knights and the legends of King Arthur, to the modern ideals of ethics and personal honor that influence politics and lawmaking, business and finance, teaching and education, medicine and charity, relationships and romance, the code of chivalry is still alive and well in the 21st century. Learn more through live, interactive classroom presentations, an informative monthly podcast, and our many articles, reviews and links.

Our Mission

Goals of the Chivalry Today Educational Outreach Program:

  1. ​To foster a lifelong love of, and curiosity for the exploration of Western European history and culture through a variety of functions that bring the history and literature of the Age Of Chivalry to life for audiences of all ages;  
  2. To create an understanding of, and respect for the principles of a universal standard of ethical and honorable behavior by exploring the history, development, and meaning of the Code Of Chivalry; examining its value, evolution, and applicability in all aspects and eras of society from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; and challenging students, educators, and leaders at all levels to pursue the Knightly Virtues in all of their endeavors.

Our Services

We work to achieve our mission with the following primary offerings:
(Please see the Programs page for a full listing of all available programs)

Festival of Chivalry

A variety of quality historical interpretive programs for schools studying Medieval and Renaissance history, Arthurian literature and legend, or topics of leadership, ethics, and character, including:

  • ​Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Live Demonstrations
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Swords of Chivalry

Offering Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) programs to teach the Medieval art of sword combat as a means of understanding and practicing the principles of chivalry and personal honor, including:

  • Workshops
  • Camps
  • Classes for kids, teens & adults


An ever-expanding online presence providing information about chivalry, knights, and ongoing research into the history of the Age Of Chivalry, including:

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Our Team

Chivalry Today’s historical interpreters pursue their knowledge of life in medieval and Renaissance times through independent study in museums, reading academic journals, and consultations with respected historians.

They bring a wealth of knowledge, and share a passion for teaching and a sincere commitment to imparting the ideals of the code of chivalry to a new generation.​

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About Scott Farrell

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Chivalry Today’s founder and director, Scott Farrell, is an experienced actor and published author. His articles on matters of history, Arthurian legend and the ideals of chivalry have appeared in many publications, including Renaissance Magazine, Chivalry Sports, Men Today, Military History, Police Magazine, Tournaments Illuminated, and Word San Diego.

He has also written as a contributing editor for the books Living A Life Of Value (VOW Press, 2006) and Martial Arts And Philosophy (Open Court Press, 2010).

His work on stage includes leading roles in productions of Camelot, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s comedy The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

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