It started on the Friday night with a four course medieval banquet, attended by the King and Queen of St Ives. Many of the attendees were suitably attired, though because it was late and we only had candlelight (there was no electricity supply in the medieval times, of course), some of the photos have come out a bit dark.
|The banquet hall|
|The Lord Herald, who ran the|
|The King and Queen of St. Ives|
|The Banquet in full swing|
|The Lord Herald again|
|And some Mead to drink|
There were people showing how to use the weapons and how fighting really took place (as opposed to Hollywood's version of it) ...
... and Viking battles ....
|Ready for battle|
|In the midst of it|
... jousting, of course ...
... musicians ....
... templar knights ...
... first aid for injuries ....
|Stitching up the wounded|
... people working in their camps ...
|Spinning wool with a distaff|
|Speaks for itself|
... and people relaxing around their camps.
Of course, there was food to prepare ....
|Drying meats to preserve them|
|Meat preserved in lard (rear) and fresh curd cheese|
|Spinach, cream, egg soup|
... and people needed somewhere to sleep.