Category Archives: Re-Enactment

Medieval role-play ‘warrior’ fights off real-life burglars using re-enactment spear

Medieval role-play warrior

With his six-foot spear in hand, medieval warrior Neil Ashton prepared for battle against the two attackers. They had attacked his base out-of-the-blue, and with no-one around to provide backup, the lone player grabbed the nearest weapon and went on the offensive. But this was not role-play, this was real life, and re-enactment fan Neil…

Medieval re-enactment to bring Castle Rushen back to life

Castle Rushen will be brought to life by the UK’s premier medieval re-enactment society next month. A troupe from Conquest will invade the ancient grounds on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 and will transport the castle, and its visitors, back to the 1200s. Conquest will showcase life in a 13th century garrison with…

Ballarat’s man of yore

Not so much an actor as a re-enactor, authenticity is the name of the game for this lover of history, writes Sarah Hudson When PaulMichael Donovan does his weekly shop in Ballarat’s main street, he is easy to spot – he’s the one wearing medieval chain mail and a coat of armour. “I sometimes wear…

No more lonely knights – call to join medieval club

Hear ye, hear ye – a Waikite Valley family seeks passionate people for a medieval re-enactment group. Mother of four, Gina Wright wants to form a local club that will educate and pay homage to a time when knights and fair maidens reigned. “Last year we went to the Taupo Jousting Tournament and we absolutely…

Chivalry Isn’t Dead — Jousters Prepare for October Tournament

A massive black Percheron with a white star on his forehead turns and, on cue, gallops toward a target. The rider strikes the end of a horizontal pole with his lance. They trot back into place at the end of a line as several other riders prepare for their chance at the goal. Men and…

The Art of War: Medieval fighting club forces grow in size

While the dust settles after one of Southwestern College’s most controversial political battles, about 20 students are preparing themselves for a battle of a different kind. SWC’s newest student organization, the Belegarth Medieval Fighting Club, has staked the college as its realm, and student warriors have spent the last month and a half carving, or…

Live Action Role Players take to the battlefield in medieval reality

Irving resident Joshua Herron yelled over the sounds of war. “Fireball, Fireball, Fireball!” he said. He raised his voice to make sure his enchantments were heard over those of others. For them, this is a battleground in the world of Amtgard and he attempts to slay the oncoming attackers. Herron’s men eventually pushed through as…

Medieval Sport Fighters Meet For ‘Battle’

A piece of history comes to Wichita in the form of medieval sport fighting. Dozens of people met for battle in Riverside Park Sunday. The Wichita Chapter of Dagorhir (pronounced dagger-here) organized the “Invasion.” Participants dressed up in combat gear complete with foam weapons for the clash.

A day for knights at Dragonfly Cove

Sipping from a cup of Marge Kilkelly’s savory barley and goat meat porridge, a visitor couldn’t help feeling a bond with the eclectic mix of people who gathered Saturday for a medieval re-enactment not far from the banks of the Kennebec River in Dresden. There was a circle of mingling men and women in 15th…

Middle Age garb makes fashion statement at UW-Green Bay

At the 2009 Boar’s Head event, the Society for Creative Anachronism organization participated in activities ranging from fighting tournaments to belly dancing classes and feasts. The Society for Creative Anachronism organization at UW-Green Bay will give students the opportunity to go back in time by dressing in garb and participating in activities like sword fighting….

Bicycle Jousting, transferring a medieval sport into a modern sport

Jousting was a sport that originated in Medieval England and it was brutal. Two Knights in full armour on horseback would charge towards one another and would each try to impale the other with a long pointed lance. It was a very dangerous and thrilling sport but slowly over the years it faded away because…

Students spar in new fencing club

History aficionados or people interested in learning about ancient fencing techniques can check out the emerging Medieval Swordsmanship Club and class meetings Wednesday nights at Cal State Fullerton. What turned out to be a six-week course taught at the Student Recreation Center, soon turned into a club. Students who took the class felt that the…

Historic Battle of Harlaw rages again

Costumed warriors brought a centuries-old north-east battle back to life at the weekend. Groups at Archaeolink prehistory park at Oyne re-enacted events surrounding the Battle of Harlaw, which took place just a few miles away in 1411. Members of Medieval Realm, Northern Alliance and Knights of Monymusk set up camp over the weekend, living as…

Battle games at Brookside: Clans of Aberdeen members fight like knights in days of old

On Monday and Thursday nights at Brookside West Park, swords strike flesh, arrows fly and welts are raised — all in the name of fun. It’s the Clans of Aberdeen honing their battlefield skills, venting aggression and turning a few heads. Dwight Thomas and Dave Potting — both transplants from Medina County — started the…

Medieval clubs diversify college experience

Kathleen Gallagher is a typical American college student. She goes to class, studies with friends and hangs out with her roommate. Gallagher also knows how to sew medieval clothing and will learn how to weave and create chain mail armor this year with the Falcon’s Gate, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point club that’s dedicated to…