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Regia Anglorum at Wychurst

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Regia Anglorum at Wychurst

Post by EC2 » Thu August 5th, 2010, 9:30 pm

A panoramic view of my re-enactment society at the hall we have built at Wychurst down in Kent. http://www.j-a-willetts-esq.com/wildwood.html
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Michy » Thu August 5th, 2010, 9:58 pm

That is very cool, EC. What time period do you re-enact? I'm asking because some of the costumes (headdresses, especially) look like the Biblical era rather than the Medieval.....

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Post by EC2 » Thu August 5th, 2010, 10:09 pm

[quote=""Michy""]That is very cool, EC. What time period do you re-enact? I'm asking because some of the costumes (headdresses, especially) look like the Biblical era rather than the Medieval.....[/quote]

Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman. 954-1066 but going slightly either side of those datelines, particularly the 1066 one where we go up to 1200. Looking at the kit on display, I'd say they were doing a mix of Anglo Saxon and Viking as one of the women is a wearing a Hangarok (Viking stlye pinafore dress with brooches) there are a lot of drinking horns and some Viking glassware on show. All of the costumes are entirely in keeping with the period. Medieval covers a lot of centuries and costumes changed a lot. If you look at head-dresses in manuscripts for the late Anglo Saxon period you will see variations on the wimple that many of the women are wearing.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 5th, 2010, 10:11 pm

That's great! Looks very 'Robin Hood' to me!! LOL.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 5th, 2010, 10:30 pm

Wow, what a change in 400 years. Our renaissance re-enactment garb looks about as different from the regia Anglorum getup as today's dress clothing looks from renaissance stuff. Yours looks more comfortable than mine, but it would be even hotter in a California summer!

Nice pics.

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Post by EC2 » Thu August 5th, 2010, 10:32 pm

I've just been told by Steve, one of the guys who was there - towards the end of the pan round, sitting down just past the three boys - that it was the occasion of the Cesterfeld branch of Regia celebrating their annual group banquet and they decided to hold it at Wychurst. Cesterfeld are strongly Viking orientated so this was the general look i.e. Anglo-Dane.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri August 6th, 2010, 12:00 am

Awesome!

I hope someday my SCA kingdom will build a hall. That would rock!

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Post by Michy » Fri August 6th, 2010, 12:31 am

Yes, they definitely do look Anglo Saxon/ Viking. I wasn't even thinking of that far back, because when I think "re-enactment" I tend to think "Renaissance" since that is what is most common around here.

MLE, these costumes would definitely be much cheaper to make than yours, also! No fancy fabrics or expensive trims.........

LoveHistory, what is SCA kingdom?
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri August 6th, 2010, 1:18 pm

Michy, I'm a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. We recreate the time period from roughly 500-1600 AD. The "known world" is divided into kingdoms. Wisconsin is in the kingdom of Northshield, as are Minnesota, both Dakotas, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and one or two Canadian provinces. It's a lot of fun, but there are so few castles in this part of the world.

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Post by annis » Sat August 7th, 2010, 3:52 am

Very cool, EC? How do they do that clever 360 degree thingie?

have you seen the virtual reconstruction of King Edwin's Anglo-Saxon Royal Hall at Yeavering in Northumbria? I love the clip where the famous sparrow flies through the hall

http://www.pastperfect.org.uk/sites/yea ... wclip.html

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