Knights in ar­mour bat­tle back to the 15th Cen­tury

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN AU­DI­ENCE of over 700 watched as a mu­seum went back in time re­cently to celebrate life like our pre­de­ces­sors.

His­tor­i­cal re-en­ac­tors brought 15th Cen­tury Eng­land to life at The Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum, New­land Park, Chal­font St Giles, on Satur­day July 4 and Sun­day July 5.

Mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer, He­len Light, said: “Me­dieval Group Pel­i­can in her Piety put on a fan­tas­tic show for the visi­tors over the week­end with very en­ter­tain­ing com­bat ses­sions with armoured knights bat­tling each other to be­come cham­pion, to the sound of lots of au­di­ence en­cour­age­ment, and a stun­ning archery demon­stra­tion with replica war bows of 140 pounds like the ones used at the bat­tle of Agin­court.

“Peo­ple turned out in the sunny weather to visit the me­dieval en­camp­ment to find out what daily life was like, from the cook­ing demon­stra­tions over an open pen fire to the replica me­dieval la­trine which visi­tors found ab­so­lutely fas­ci­nat­ing.

“The Herts Early Dance group added colour to the event with demon­stra­tions of me­dieval danc­ing in cos­tume on the vil­lage green with their skilled mu­si­cians en­cour­ag­ing visi­tors to join them and try this form of me­dieval pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment.”

BACK IN TIME: Mem­bers of Pel­i­can in her Piety put on a dis­play at the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum


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