Thursday, December 5, 2013

“The Middle Ages are Europe’s common heritage”

Switzerland recreations strive for accuracy. 

“Everyone has probably pretended to be a knight when they were little,” the article says. Some people never grew up. 


Historical recreations began in Switzerland in the 1980s as a way to bring in tourists, but soon associations were formed by people interested in learning about the Middle Ages in depth. It turned into a passion.

This article by the International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation describes how things started. And this 4-minute clip, with English dubbing, shows what’s happening now – serious fun.


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