Battle Castle features an extensive online world that continues to grow every day. This trans-medieval journey includes exclusive content, behind-the-scenes material, and plenty of opportunities to #gomedieval. Every Monday, we share awesome medieval moments we've found on the web - people who, like us, have been inspired to bring the Middle Ages into their daily lives. Here are this week's highlights:
Three ways to #GoMedieval:
Bandon, Ireland Prepares for Medieval Timewarp
The walled town of Bandon has been recently given a grant from the Irish Walled Towns Network to put on a massive Medieval festival. Taking place August 25th and 26th, this festival will celebrate the long-standing history of the town.
Activities include everything from coin, sword and shield making, archery displays, a maypole and live music. There will even be lectures and tours about the history of Bandon and its Wall.
“Our aim in this endeavor is to bring history to life, while very little of our town wall still stands, it was a structure that defined the settlement for centuries. This should not be forgotten,”said Gillian Couglan, the Chairperson of the Walled Towns Committee
This kind of festival is the perfect opportunity to #GoMedieval with all your friends and family, and maybe even learn something new.
Does your town have a similar festival? We’d love to hear about it! Make sure you show your Medieval pride by posting about it on our facebook page.
Medieval Hoodie takes Etsy by storm!
Etsy seller Chadwick Dillon created the ‘Medieval Hoodie’, which features a fully functioning cotton headpiece and trendy plating. The combination of comfort and history has become an overwhelming sensation for Dillon. His Etsy store has now been shut down because of the overwhelming number of orders he’s received. But not to worry, he promises that he will be back up and running soon enough.
The Worst Jobs in History: Middle Ages Edition
Brought to you by Channel 4, The Worst Jobs in History pays homage to the less glamorous side of knighthood and the Medieval era. This show reenacts the jobs of the fuller, arming squire, leech collector, barber-surgeon, stone worker, lime burner, treadmill worker, lane maker, chain-mail maker, royal falconer, purple maker and shepherd. All within one episode!
Our favorite is the description of how they used Leeches to try and cure illness. (Or as they call them ‘Worms with Character’) The Leech Collector was a dangerous and bloody job. However, it was very lucrative because of the rise of illness, requiring an increasing supply. The television host himself even lets a leech attach onto his leg in order to feel what the peasants would have felt. Almost as terrifying at the infamous scene from Stand By Me.
To check out the series for yourself, start with Part 1 of the episode below or see the whole playlist here.
Have a #gomedieval experience to share? Let us know.