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https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/15/battle-of-hastings-re-enacted-950th-anniversary

 

More than 1,000 soldiers have re-enacted English history’s defining battle on the site in East Sussex where it took place 950 years ago.

 

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There were falconry and weaponry displays, historical lectures and living history camps for 8,000 people attending the event, which also runs on Sunday.

 

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Prior to Saturday’s re-enactment, a core group of diehards had marched for three weeks on foot and horseback starting in York, echoing the journey King Harold made to fight nearly 1,000 years ago.

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Man, I would love to do medieval re-enactment. But unfortunately living in the US most re-enactors are either Civil War or WWII...

 

While the 11th C is one of my favorites, I would also love to do 14th C, especially the "transitional" period because the equipment and how it was combined was so interesting...

 

Also a huge fan of the early to mid 12th C too.

 

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 Y'know, that's one thing that's been on my if-I-ever-win-the-lottery list for a long, long time... Traveling around to do re-enactments. I wouldn't even much care what period it was - I'd just have a whole closet full of costumes from B.C. all the way up to the 1940's.

Unfortunately, I've never even had the extra cash to put together a decent Ren Faire outfit.

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