Blog;Research;Authenticity on the Example of Shoes in the Company of St. George

The following is a guest piece by Marco Hostettler, from Thun, Switzerland. It is a summary of a research article on the same subject. As part of his final year in school, he wrote that article and submitted it to the Swiss Youth Research program "Schweizer Jugend forscht / La science appelle les jeunes". There he was awarded the highest predicate. Below you will also find a link to the full research article Marco wrote about the Company.

Blog;Various;Of Castles, Queens and Orange Bombards

The blogposts in the queue are not really finished yet and a translation is still in the making. So we're late and I will use the time inbetween to tell you a bit about the things that are going on within the world of the Company of St. George.

Blog;Events;Erlebnisse eines neuen Leutnants

Einige Wochen sind vergangen seit die Companie ihr Lager bei Burg Liebegg aufgeschlagen hat und ich Leutenant-Luft schnuppern durfte.

Mit dieser zeitlichen Distanz versuche ich ein kurzes Resumée zu ziehen.  Ich erlebte in den Tagen Hochs und Tiefs, es gab Momente in denen ich an mir selbst zweifelte und Augenblicke die grossartig waren und unvergesslich bleiben.

Blog;Events;Experiences of a New Lieutenant

Some weeks have passed since the Company set up camp at Liebegg castle and I was able to experience life as a lieutenant.

In hindsight I am attempting to present a short summary. In the few days I went through highs and lows, there were moments of self doubt and wonderful moments that remain unforgettable.

Blog;Other;A few thoughts about the Blog

It has been a couple of months now, since we launched this blog. There has been an on-line survey prior to the first article. The return rate for this survey was very good and we got a clear idea about the interest of possible readers.

Blog;Advice;The Goat Game

The book by Arnold Esch, which was listed in the previous reenactment bookshelf blog post, quotes Simon Buchel, an Augustine monk from Constance, explaining a game (page 140). He names the game "caprenare", translated as "Hit the Goat" or "Goat Game".

Blog;Other;Painting the Past

The following is a guest article by BP Travel Award Winner Isobel Peachey. The text is based on the catalogue of an ongoing exposition in the National Portrait Gallery London. The exposition will travel to Lincoln and Aberdeen afterwards.

From Van Eyck to Dürer

We are back from an impressive week in Nykøbing and Liebegg is only a few days ahead. There are a thousand things to talk about regarding our Danish adventure. It has been exhausting and it has been wonderful.

Blog;Research;A Leather Sheath to the Carving Knives

We reported about the beautiful set of carving knives made by Tod's stuff for our Nykobing event. Some may have wondered how we would store these knives. This is no longer a secret. Voilà:

Caption Photo 1: The leather sheath combining three knives into a single sheat (Photo by Andreas Petitjean)

Blog;Review;Reenactor Bookshelf - August 2010

The following is a list of books that could be of interest to reenactors. There is no particular order, the selection is fairly broad and for certain entries I took the time to search for an online review. I am leaning a bit towards Oxbow books from Oxford. This is because they are sending me their catalogue every couple of months.

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