Thursday, 30 July 2009

Swashing Buckles and the like!

Draw, Benvolio; beat down their weapons.
Gentlemen, for shame, forbear this outrage!
Tybalt, Mercutio, the prince expressly hath
Forbidden bandying in Verona streets:
Hold, Tybalt! good Mercutio!

Oooh but bandying there was - at The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. We certainly arrived on the right day as it was Tudors all the way! First a display of falconry (Where fans of the League of Gentlemen will have smirked that the Kestrel was named Mr Chinery!), then a demonstration of Tudor horsemanship - all thundering hooves and lances held aloft (enough to set women fanning themselves!) Then - as if that wasn't enough, two sauve guys in big open necked shirts and thigh high boots swashed it out with swords whilst reenacting the fight scenes from Romeo and Juliet! *Thud* Beshrew me my Lord, I hath fallen into a swoon!

Paula x


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oooh-er ! Hope you've recovered , by now . Altogether far too exciting . Was this supposed to be a day out for the children or you ?

Wychbury said...

*snigger* oh the children of course!