"Films and television may come and go, but there will always be some geezers in armour running around a wet field in England."That quote made me smile. It's from a BBC article, Knights of old and new, about the annual Festival of History, run by English Heritage in Northamptonshire later in August.--Alan Larsen, a historical event expert
who organizes military and equestrian reconstructions
for film and television
Think about it. Knights. History. English countryside. Elizabethan mansion. Sounds like heaven for a history geek like me.
There's supposed to be Roman re-enactments, Norman re-enactments, a knights tournament, an English Civil War battle, World War I re-enactments. The list is huge.
The article makes it seem as though the festival is supposed to be for school kids, but looking at the event website, it seems like the festival is geared toward everyone. Can I go? Can I go? I know, not this year... Maybe someday.