Entries by Caroline Morrissey

New Banquet Bowls!

A lovely new handmade addition to our Medieval Banquets..! Expertly handmade by the lovely Bribie Island local Potter Bev Porter (as shown above), these new Banquet bowls have been made to specifications required for a medieval feast! These bowls will be used for the salads, and will stay on the tables throughout the Medieval Banquet nights, so […]

CONDOTTIERI

Meet the Reenactor Groups 2016 CONDOTTIERI By the early 15th century, the coffers of the Italian city states were overflowing with gold from their trade with the east. Cities like Milan, Florence and Venice had grown in size, prestige and affluence, however their dependence on peasants to fill the ranks of their armies made them […]

COTTEREAUX

Meet the Reenactor Groups 2016 COTTEREAUX Cottereaux (1189 – 1202)- Company of the Dagger is a 45 member strong reenactment group portraying life on the road for a group of travelling knights, their men-at-arms and their squires. Cottereaux, derived from a French word meaning ‘dagger’, have a predominantly European background with a smattering of mercenaries […]

Major Change!

The Abbey Medieval Festival will make a major change regarding bottled water at this years Festival!   This year, the Abbey Festival will drastically reduce the amount of bottled water being sold INSIDE the Festival gates.  None of the actual market stalls will be selling BOTTLED WATER. Wait, WHAT? No bottled water you say? What we […]

KNIGHTS OF THE EMPIRE GERMANICA

Meet the Reenactors 2016   KNIGHTS OF THE EMPIRE GERMANICA Knights of the Empire Germanica is a Medieval German re-enactment group in the High Middle Ages period. They are a Brisbane based re-enactment group depicting the Germanic nobility of the Holy Roman Empire. They practice armoured combat and try to recreate the colour, traditions and […]

COMPANIE OF KNIGHTS BACHELOR

Meet the Reenactor Groups 2016   COMPANIE OF KNIGHTS BACHELOR Companie of Knights Bachelor is one of Brisbane’s oldest re-enactment groups. Established in 1989, this group re-enacts the splendor of the 12th century and early 13th century, and the heroism of the Crusades. Companie members travel across Queensland as well as interstate to attend events such as […]