Saturday, July 23, 2011
16th -17th July, Northamptonshire
Festival of History
Festival of History is English Heritage's annual historical and reenactment event hosted at Kelmarsh Hall just a few miles away from the battlefield of Naseby.
The emphasis is strongly military, and there is always a lot for the ancient and medieval enthusiast to enjoy.
Attending the event as part of the Battlefields Trust team, I could only see a fraction during my breaks (and so missed the much praised Bosworth presentations) ... nevertheless, I caught some interesting Crusades stuff and managed a bit of SoA recruiting.
I'm a wargamer, but I can multitask ....
(Gladiators prepare for the arena)
(The Normans arrive)
(scenes from Outremer)
There were also plenty of armourers able to furnish equipment - like these gleaming Romano-Celtic helmets
In the Wargames tent, Phoenix Club and Warlord Games provided a choice of games including this Hail Caesar attack on the Roman baggage romp.
Plenty of youngsters getting involved here - even during the sunny spells.
For pictures of the 20th Century features, have a look at my P.B.Eye-Candy blog over on wordpress.
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