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THE NORMANS ARE COMING!!  Whittington Castle will be invaded by over 100 Norman Re-enactors at its annual large Re-enactment event which takes place 5th-7th May 2012.  Historia Normannis are a group of ex students who met at University and who now provide a truly authentic experience of life as a Norman.  Each day the event will open at 10 am and finish at 4pm.  The entrance fee is £2 per person.  Parking available and refreshments on site.  Call 01691 662500 or info@whittingtoncastle.co.uk

THE NORMANS ARE COMING!! Whittington Castle will be invaded by over 100 Norman Re-enactors at its annual large Re-enactment event which takes place 5th-7th May 2012. Historia Normannis are a group of ex students who met at University and who now provide a truly authentic experience of life as a Norman. Each day the event will open at 10 am and finish at 4pm. The entrance fee is £2 per person. Parking available and refreshments on site. Call 01691 662500 or info@whittingtoncastle.co.uk

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The viking age ended in 1066 with the battle of Stamford Bridge. By then crossbows were common on the continent and were beginning to become popular in Scandinavia. This is not surprising since it was easier to train novices on crossbows in places with no popular tradition for traditional archery. This fellow is typical of a peasant of the late 11th century. Much has been made of the expense of crossbows, but the crossbow he carries is quite powerful and could be made by any skilled…

The viking age ended in 1066 with the battle of Stamford Bridge. By then crossbows were common on the continent and were beginning to become popular in Scandinavia. This is not surprising since it was easier to train novices on crossbows in places with no popular tradition for traditional archery. This fellow is typical of a peasant of the late 11th century. Much has been made of the expense of crossbows, but the crossbow he carries is quite powerful and could be made by any skilled…

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Stefan Löfving -Adventurer extraordinarie.

Robert Rogers: A Woodsrunner's Diary: Stefan Löfving -Adventurer extraordinarie.

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