With the Battle of Hastings coming up I thought it was time I reblogged this reference tool for all reenactors (Copy it off to dip into)
LH – Living History characterisation tips for re-enactors
Living History is fun, it is exciting, it is valuable, the more we do it the more we want to be involved; to deepen the experience.
As a member of Vanaheim, the University of York Medieval Society Viking group, within the Great Britain-wide group The Vikings, I have gathered together ideas, particularly for Viking encampments. Encampments which in British groups and in UK attraction / museum work are generally referred to as Living History, and I guess, without properly realising this, I have written this for my mates! Not consciously, but with them in mind.
They say write about what you know, so hopefully I know enough to be of help.
There should be helpful ideas here for anybody making some sort of history come alive for any period, (anywhere and anywhen), so not just Vikings.
To keep everyone else reading this…
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