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Interview with Dr. Tobias Capwell

As you may recall, a few weeks ago we invited all readers to contribute to an upcoming conversation with Dr. Tobias Capwell. Quite surprisingly, despite our efforts, only a bunch of questions have been suggested and Toby's already answered them directly on the Blog. 

We've thus been thinking about further possible questions for publishing a "real" interview, so... here you are! In behalf of the Company of Saynt George, the HP Team wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Capwell for his kind cooperation.

BR about Schaffhausen

When we were preparing our event in Schaffhausen, a TV crew from Bavaria got in touch. They wanted to follow a reenactor through the event and they wanted to team him up with a reporter to give their audience an inside view.

Canon fire and pounding hooves

Looking back on this year's twelve day event at the Museum zu Allerheiligen (the All Saints Abbeys Museum) in Schaffhouse, Switzerland. The Company of St. George was invited to participate in „The Great Schaffhausen Knights’ Festival“, which took place from July 10 to 20 2014.

Our artillery company was lodged in the abbey's cloister, where we found both dry and cool spots – which were to become very useful. We encountered some rather drastic weather changes during our stay of twelve nights and days, and it was quite reassuring to have some solid stone walls and a roof over our sleeping area.

Needle maker (Photo by Andreas Petitjean)

Tobias Capwell: the “Academic Jouster”

Dr. Tobias Capwell - or simply Toby to his friends - actually needs no introduction, being an internationally known academic personality and a major competitor in the modern jousting community.

Issue of Medieval Warfare Covering Charles the Bold

Medieval Warfare is a 60 pages magazine covering battles and sieges during the whole medieval era. We have reported about the magazine here when it was still new. Now in it's fourth year, they published an issue dedicated to the Burgundian Campaigns under Charles the Bold.

Announcing Hallwyl 2015

In 2015, the Company of St. George is going to lay siege on the castle of Hallwyl.  Hallwyl is known to be one of the most beautiful moated  castles in Switzerland. There is a road very close to the North side of the moat, but the courtyard within the castle and the grassland South of the moat make for a wonderful event.

The Swedish march

From the 12th to the 15th of June the Swedish members of the company of Saynt George organized a marching event.

The idea was to walk for three days through the remote woods of Sweden packed with your sleeping gear, food and weapons. To make it more comfortable for us, our Swedish friends took care of the tents and cooking facilities. Although it was supposed to be a company event there were surprisingly few non-Swedish members. Actually, me, Ben and our friend Aebele, where the only foreigners.


From July 10th to July 20th the Company of Saynt George will be at the Museum Allerheiligen in Schaffhouse. As a special event during the exhibition "Knights' Tournament" there will be The Great Schaffhausen Knights' Festival. Some of the world finest jousting riders will compete on the historical tournament site, the "Herrenacker". The Company of St.

Living History world in cartoons

This is a guest piece by Rojé, a cartoonist.

I arrived on the comics and cartoonist scene as a teenager in the eighties. The main culprits were series such as 'Spirou' from Tome and Janry and 'Apleseed' from Masamune Shirow. Growing maturity (and having more money to spend) led me to re-enactment.

A quick overview of...folding chairs!

Among the commonest seats in late 15th century, widely attested both by originals and coeval iconography, you can find folding typologies.
Just to mention the main ones, we have the faldistorium, the Savonarola chair, the pincers chair and the Dante's seat. Actually, I think it proper to inform that scholars don't use univocal words to identify them as they are basically X-chairs and variations characterise them by means of very few features (i.e. height and articulated parts).