It was very different Hastings. Most places care lots about historical accuracy and that sort of thing. Tintagel didn't. At Tintagel, the only thing that really mattered was looking funky.
Tintagel had a fairly packed series of events, including two different battles, all of which was done identically on Saturday and Sunday.
The mornings at Tintagel featured a whole load of small events. There was a parade through town in full armour, one-on-one combat tournaments (like the video I made above of one of my mates), archery competitions, bird of prey displays, that sort of thing.
The first big battle at Tintagel, just after lunch, featured everyone in their best Hollywood-style (or possibly Monty Python-style) knightly costumes. Lots of clanky metal knights hitting each other hard. It was really good fun, if a bit tiring!
I wore my red-and-yellow Galfridas costume, although most of my mates just wore normal Anglo-Saxon or Viking gear.
The second big battle at Tintagel was a Dark Ages fight, something a bit more like the historical Arthur. In theory. In practice, costumes weren't actually all that much different: people just left off their plate armour and tabards.
I wore my Godfrid costume, plus a helmet and chainmail coif. Some people do headshots at Tintagel, so the extra protection was essential!
Lots of other fun stuff happened at Tintagel. There was a market to buy shiny things and cloth at, a living history encampment and a beer tent with very buxom serving wenches (which sold mead and was cheaper for re-enactors!)
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