Medieval merriment makes historic day

Medieval merriment makes historic dayMore than 300 people were taken back in time when they attended a Medieval Day in Threekingham.

One of the day’s highlights was the Best Living History Group competition. Five judges marked dressed up groups on their authenticity, educational value, public appeal, entertainment and marketability. The winner was Fahnlein Uri.

Medieval Day spokesman Belinda Osborn, who praised all who took part, said: “Fahnlein Uri stole the day and the title with their fabulous display of life as continental mercenaries during the early 16th century, in particular their arena display where they recruited and drilled young people.

“Early medieval group Acle, from County Durham, impressed judges and public alike with their demonstration of early skills, including weaving and butter churning, while Boston-based Knights of Skirbeck entertained with a portrayal of medieval life during the reign of Henry IV.

“The Clarence Household from Huddersfield were praised for their authenticity and clear knowledge of life through the Wars of The Roses.”

As well as the competition, visitors were taken back through the past 500 years. Starting in 1066 and ending in 1525, four re-enactment groups educated and entertained within their encampments and through their arena displays.

The day’s events were ended with a concert by Fenland Consort, who played a variety of music at St Peter’s Church.

Source: this is Lincolnshire

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