Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal and demise of Viking king, Eric Bloodaxe.

The battle was the culmination of a week of family friendly activities in York based around the Jorvik Viking Centre Viking Festival. The activities included Viking encampments, archaeological discoveries, crafting, sword combat sessions and the final battle which all aimed to show the Norse heritage of the region and the connection to York.

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Legio 1 Italica

Roman soldiers from the Italian re-enactment group Legio 1 Italica took part in a weekend of authentic events organised by English Heritage this weekend that were based around Roman military history on Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort. The 130-strong group aimed to bring alive the typical life of Roman soldiers based in this area at around AD 124. They recreated the activities such as combat skills, battle tactics, general camp life as well as demonstrating traditional cooking skills and equipment.

The event also saw the Roman soldiers clash with Barbarian warriors as they skirmished on the battlefields.

I spent a couple of days shooting pictures of the re-enactors as they brought history to life….

 

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