Meet the Reenactor Groups 2016
Knights Order of Lion Rampant
The Knights Order of Lion Rampant (KOLR) is a Brisbane-based living history group dedicated to recreating the spectacle and excitement of 14th century high medieval tournament.
Formed in the early 1990’s as a Tournament Society with a focus on structured and trained, but not choreographed, Medieval Combat, Knights Order of Lion Rampant have developed an enthusiastic following amongst Festival audiences, and an enviable reputation amongst both local and international peers.
KOLR focus on the culture of western and central European nobility during the High Middle Ages. The fashions, arms, armour and accessories used by the group are typical of the closing years of the 14th century.
In the past, KOLR have re-created gun crews, a small Free Company of foot soldiers and archers, jousting and other mounted combat. They have performed knighting ceremonies, trials by ordeal, Latin Mass and even staged (to their knowledge), the first Allegorical Tournament since the end of the Middle Ages.
Some of their members have embarked on some experimental archeology on their search for the ideals of feminine beauty in the Middle Ages and come up with a display on the creation and application of an exceptional range of beauty products for both the Medieval woman and man!
Knights Order of Lion Rampant has performed at many Festivals, Faires and shows, including the Abbey Medieval Festival & Tournament, at which they will be attending and performing again this year. Many members of KOLR also actively volunteer at other events for the Abbey Museum, and are a valued part of our community.