Currently the Hotspur School of Defence has four chapters (groups), for further information please feel free to contact us here
HSD: Sir Henry Percy Chapter (Alnwick, Northumberland)
The hub of our school, located in Alnwick, county town of Northumberland and the seat of the Percy family. Chapter Master: Bob Brooks, Marshal of the School.
Meets: Sunday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 fortnightly, usually at Willowburn Sports Center, Alnwick, Northumberland.
HSD: Lance and Pennon Chapter (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Established in 2011, this chapter's name commemorates the famous encounter between Hotspur and Sir James Douglas in August 1388 outside the city walls. Douglas unseated Percy in a joust with sharp lances, stealing his pennon (flag) as a prize. Percy pursued Douglas to Otterburn, where a bloody battle was then fought. Chapter Master: Bob Brooks, Marshal of the School. Assistant Chapter Master: Provost-Aspirant Andrew Collins.
Meets: Wednesdays 20:00 to 21:30 weekly at the Parish Hall of the Church of St Nicholas, South Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (opposite South Gosforth Metro Station).
HSD: Elizabeth Mortimer Chapter (Consett, County Durham)
Named after the wife of Hotspur, daughter of the famous Mortimer family of Usk, Monmouthshire. A direct descendant of Edward III, she married Sir Thomas de Camoys after Hotspur's death in 1403, to become Baroness Camoys. Chapter Master: Provost Mark Oswald.
Meets: Fridays 19:30 to 20:30 weekly at St Patrick's Church Hall, Consett, County Durham.
HSD: Master of Douglas Chapter (Jedburgh, Scottish Borders)
Named in honour of Archibald (Archembaud) Douglas, Fourth Earl Douglas and Duke of Touraine (1372-1424). Initially an enemy of the Percys, Douglas became a loyal ally of Hotspur and fought by his side at Shrewsbury in 1403. Chapter Master: Bob Brooks, Marshal of the School. Assistant Chapter Master: Free Scholar Mick Skelly.
Meets: Thursdays weekly at Lanton Hall, near Jedburgh, 19:00 to 21:00.
Please feel free to call in and see what we do, but let us know if you would like to take part in the class so we can make sure spare equipment is available.