That course has begun...you remember the one I signed up for ages ago about Richard 111 and the Wars of the Roses...
It started today and looks as though it's going to be interesting...it's covering most of the aspects of life during Richards reign...from food and clothing to the weapons used and many other subjects. There's also plenty of links if you want to go further into the subject...
But...I've been reading some of the comments people have already left and some of them are awful clever...don't mean the comments are clever...it's the people who have degrees coming out of their ears and have been on important 'digs' and seem to already know a huge amount...I think I'll keep very quiet and just do the studying.
There was a very short video of a re-enactment of a battle...I personally think it quite odd to pretend to fight...everyone looked like very bad actors in a film for a start. They were extremely clean and well-nourished and their armour and weapons positively sparkled...not a drop of blood to be seen.
And isn't it a bit silly to take part in a battle when you know right from the outset whether you're on the winning side or not...and you'd know how long you were going to live. You might spends ages getting all dressed up and then find you were struck down dead in the first five minutes and had to lie about for the next hour or so with a pretend sword sticking out of your chest. Supposing you really needed a wee...you'd feel a bit of an eejit if you had to leave the field of battle to find the loo when you were supposed to be as dead as a doornail.
Anyway...the course looks interesting and it's free and there's no obligation to do every single part, though there's hardly much point in leaving bits out.