These images are of the Sealed Knot Living History Camp at the Detling event. I meant them as reference for what others do for living history, not for artistic composition and lighting.
There were Sealed Knot battles on two days. Since I was a participant and not an observer, I was unable to photograph such. Nevertheless, others did and those pictures may be accessed at this link. You may note the English approach is "History as a contact sport" for which I was left with bruises up and down both arms from push of pike.
The little photos below are links to larger renderings for your delectation and edification.
Mustering the troops
|Parliamentarians guarding a bound turncoat and Royalist spy who will soon be executed. Despite the predicament, the Royalist refused to acknowledge that Jesus is the only King, and for not doing so there awaits the eternal pain of Hell!
Box for carrying eating and writing utensils.
|Musketeer with said box.
Casting pewter buttons
|Detail of casting tools
Weaving a wicker basket
|Another weaving baskets.
|By the way, those little cakes were tasty!
|Serving pie and letters
Scots Parliamentarian musketeers preparing for the Sabbath
|Scots Parliamentarians reeling from the severe tongue lashing provided by the minister concerning the manner with which certain of their colleagues prepared for the Sabbath
Veterans of the 30 Years War loitering about. (In reality, they're re-enactors from the Czech Republic)
|Note the use of hay as a ground cover, to cushion war-weary bodies from the cold ground.
Huge banner of Czech re-enactors
|Pike, the heart and core of the infantry - sturdy yeomen and strong plowmen and steady lads and gentlemen all!
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