Battle axes! Bloodshed! Bureaucracy! Middle Ages war reenactment is taking a turn for the violent as a new breed of weekend warriors — don’t call them LARPers — grapple with dangerous weaponry, entrenched nationalism, and a bit of institutional corruption and chaos.
Spending an evening at Medieval Times is well worth it, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into.
All these “modern technologies” and “progressive social norms” are great, but there are a few things the olde worlde had figured out better than us. Thankfully, Ren Faires are there to bring us back.
A congratulations to Patrick Stewart who was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II, yesterday. The former professor and captain is now a knight.
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Some people try to avoid it. Some people go looking for it. Even when it’s behind glass.
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