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The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:06 pm
by Darkmere
Some of my snaps of them in action.


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Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:26 pm
by Thomas Hayman
What period are they supposed to be?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:45 pm
by Hraefn

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:08 pm
by Jenn R
Thomas Hayman wrote:What period are they supposed to be?


Hollywood 1950's

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:20 pm
by Gandi
they are quite obviously portraying 'olden times' or 'the times of legend' :roll:

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:41 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Thanks for narrowing it down Gandi :-D

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:40 am
by Miss Costello
Well, I like the second pic in...

And I'm currently arguing with a guy on a 20th century forum who says other era's aren't bitchy!

Meeeooowwww! :shock:

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:46 am
by rustyfrenchman
Hmm four hanwei two hand 1/2 swords swords.. (first pic)

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:11 am
by Laffin Jon Terris
It's the matching Knights Tale helmets that I like!

(and all the lovely gaps in the badly fitting armour - nothing says "This isn't so dangerous" better than badly fitting PPE!)

JonT

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:40 pm
by gregory23b
"And I'm currently arguing with a guy on a 20th century forum who says other era's aren't bitchy! "

He of course would be very wrong, muhahaha.

Reenactment = bitchiness.

But I have to agree with the above questions, it is hard to reconcile which era they are, but very nice photos though has to be said.

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:57 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
I think the knight who time travelled in Primeval looked much better.
No where near enough double headed axes, horned helmets and polyester around for my liking.

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:59 pm
by Colin Middleton
Well, you always were a natzi over standards!

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:26 pm
by Mick,M
hooooooo SINK PLUNGER YE OLDIE JOUSTERSS :lol:

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:00 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I am what I am Colin. :lol:

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:03 pm
by Andreas
I quite like the photography. I think you should come and photograph one of our shows, too :)

As for period: They are stringmail showriders, not reenactors or living historians. Thus: No period and no attempt at even remote historical educational value, just show/fun.

There are some very very awesome displays around in that field, especially on the continent. I have seen a German group galopping several times through a five-metre wall of fire before. And you don't see trick riders hanging off the bottoms of their horses by one hand in authentic kit either :)

Horses for Courses.

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:18 pm
by craig1459
Great photos as always :D

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:47 pm
by Darkmere
Well ill be at Tatton and im Happy to photograph anyone :}
Due to work I might miss the Saturday Battle so could be takeing pic's
then but ill be dieing alot on the Sunday :}}

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:53 pm
by zauberdachs
Amazing photos and, if these guys are the people I think they are, they certain do one of the best jousting shows in terms of entertainment :)

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:14 pm
by Jim Smith
Plus, when most of Joe/Josephine public hear the word 'medieval', it is these sorts of images they expect to see.

Huzzah for the Black Knight. He always gets the best lines... :D

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:27 pm
by gregory23b
"Huzzah for the Black Knight. He always gets the best lines... "

Correction dear chap

Huzzah for the Black Knight. She always gets the best lines...
:D

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:44 pm
by Jim Smith
gregory23b wrote:"Huzzah for the Black Knight. He always gets the best lines... "

Correction dear chap

Huzzah for the Black Knight. She always gets the best lines...
:D


Now how do I interpret this?

The Black Knight in the picture is a woman

OR

This is an obtuse East Anglian/Iberian reference to AN Other.

Hmmm Man from Suffolk backwoods him speak doubletongue.... :wink:

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:04 pm
by gregory23b
No, I was merely adding to the jousting cliche, the black knight, he is really a she, oh never mind ;-)

"Hmmm Man from Suffolk backwoods him speak doubletongue.... "

Arrh ;-)

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:16 am
by Mick,M
I was up at Wells at the weekend they ARRRHH! a lot up there too! :wink:

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:52 pm
by Sir Thomas Hylton
gregory23b wrote:No, I was merely adding to the jousting cliche, the black knight, he is really a she, oh never mind ;-)

"Hmmm Man from Suffolk backwoods him speak doubletongue.... "

Arrh ;-)


I know a Richard Thompson song with a similar subject... :lol: :lol: :lol:

There again who cares what era its suposed to be 1950's Hollywood pho/Medieval or whatever, looks stunning in the outfits & colours & as has been pointed out its what the public expects. Fair enough we can argue till the cows come home about what's wrong with continuing to mislead the public with that sort of thing technically is wrong, but its fun & best of all the quality of the photography is second to none. So I'll give it a big thumbs up on that 8)