Monday, March 10, 2008

Psst! Wanna See........?

What living history re-enactment companies get up to on weekends........?

Martin is a treasonous thief who has been caught, tried and condemned........to be hung from the gate of Pembroke Castle.

The narration is delivered by Nick, aka Lord de Beauchamp, watched over by Young Lord Thomas Hungerford (leaning on his sword). This is the crowning part of the Crime and Punishment session, which includes deliberations on adultery, thieving and treason. The Company are debating having me up for the crime of forgery or light coins this season, but they would have to hang draw and quarter me (the usual punishment for an errant Moneyer!) and I think even that might be beyond our modest SFX!

Don't strain your eyes - the Crazie One is not in this film!
I like this film, videoed by MB, so much I'm leaving it up for a couple of days for everyone to see.
Feel free to link it, comment on it or steal it (david!) with the appropriate acknowledgement.

Update: Saturday
With the new season right around the corner, one's thoughts are totally concentrated on preparation for the first event - Easter weekend at Caerphilly Castle. Add to that the responsibilities of this new junior Council Officer and Membership Officer - and my mind is preoccupied.

We went to the Re-Enactor Market today - very much more successful shopping trip than the last market.
I bought a new stool (finally, my own stool!), a sheepskin to throw over it (which needs 'distressing'!), a water ewer (big enough to use to take water to the soldiery too) and an adorable little handmade wicker basket.

cq

23 comments:

Sleepypete said...

If we strain our ears (or turn the volume up), will we hear the mad laugh of a CrazieQueen ?

David said...

i shall not steal...

retardedrugrat said...

Lol @ Sleepypete.

I watched that with a silly grin on my face the entire way through. I'm one of seemingly few people that actually enjoyed watching the displays those guys put on back when I was in the UK. Watching this video brought some memories back and made me long for the 'good ol' days.'

Bob-kat said...

I can't help but wonder what type of person likes getting tried, condemned and hung for a hobby! LOL! :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is very tricky the way they hang that fella....UGH! I;m not sure I would like that part of the job...(lol)

Michael Manning said...

I liked the drumming in the background to simulate the heartbeat! :D Also, if I become a rock star, maybe I should dress like the jester! Cool!

YellowRose said...

Very cool...though maybe not for the man hung!! LOL

You all must have so much fun!!

PI said...

High CQ. Just quickie from Michelle but I'll be back later.

burntofferings said...

It looks like there was a lot of laughs by the audience!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

PI said...

Back again - I keep getting waylaid - maybe it's because it's my birthday:)
I'll bet the children enjoyed the rousing performance with all the gory details.

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kenju said...

Michele sent me, CQ. I am glad your shopping trip went well. I would not like to see people hung again.

Sleepypete said...

Hope you get better weather out there next week than we have at the moment ...

Bit damp out there.

Michele sent me :-)

Maria said...

I was fascinated by the re-enactment. Too real and I agree with sleepypete. I am sure glad they are not hanging people anymore. Thank you for visiting my blog this morning.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I don't think that guy is really dead. But what do I know?

Hi, cq, I'm here from Michele's place.

David said...

here from michele,
i'm not even borrowing stuff anymore, jimminy crickets!!

following you at Michele's

Shephard said...

That looks fun. I love the costumes especially. That must be so much fun. Not to mention a great way to meet fun people and engage in forgery.

Thought I'd pop by, even tho Michele hasn't sent me (yet). :)
Btw... Vampire Weekend... great new band ~ Michele made a comment about them last week.

~S :)

Bilbo said...

Gives new meaning to the term "well hung," doesn't it? I used to visit the town of Tombstone, Arizona, years ago, and they stage reenactments of gunfights, hangings, and all sorts of mayhem. You can even arrange for a posse to hang one of your friends. I often wondered if one could give a hanging as a birthday gift...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Michele sent me here just now to say I hope you will have a LOVELY Sunday and an evcn Lovlier St. Patricks Day on Monday!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Some probably look forward to getting killed in a re-enactment. After all, they are the centre of attention.

Michele sent me.

gautami tripathy said...

Not at this time of the night. I am not going to have a dekko. Tomorrow I come back at an appropriate time.

Michele sent me here...

kenju said...

Michele snet me back, CQ, to ask how do you distress a sheepskin without ruining it?

Omykiss said...

Really! Re-Enactor Markets ... it's a whole different world out there!