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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Knights In Silver Steel


There has been a medieval re-enactment this weekend at Beauvale Priory near Eastwood. I popped over this morning for a couple of hours. It was strange going there again and not dressing up as a monk, as I have done previously. Instead I was going to watch other people dressed up and pretending to be people from a lost age. It was good fun watching them fighting each other with real swords and wearing real armour. Colourful too, with the different coats of arms, banners and costumes. One of the knights fighting here in red is Nicholas de Cantlupe, who actually existed and gave the monks some land at Greasley in 1343, where they could build the priory for a dozen monks and an abbot.