Origin of the Banners This series of seven banners is based on those of the Assisi festival of Calendimaggio the origins of which are related to the ancient customs of many different European peoples, and especially to the Roman celebrations known as the “Fasti di Maggio”. The medieval tradition of celebrating the arrival of Spring […]
About Kate Walters
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Entries by Kate Walters
The North Harbour Heritage Park is a new community attraction comprising a vast expanse of parkland, river access including a canoe launch/fishing platform and an interpretive centre focusing on the heritage aspect of the site. The Heritage Park is a 3 year project which on completion at the end of 2019, will have invested over […]
Five decades of re-enactment As we approach the 30th Abbey Medieval Festival and the start of my fifth decade as a re-enactor I think these are appropriate milestones for me reflect on what has passed. I am the first to admit that even though I have now performed at 28 Abbey Festivals I am still […]
The Viking Holmgang In modern times, in order to settle disagreements, we are accustomed to expensive court room battles that sometimes carry on for many years. But in the olden lands across medieval Scandinavia, squabbles and disputes were much more swiftly dealt with. There was no call for extensive evidence gathering, no pleas or articulate […]