Benvenuti nel sito della Compagnia di San Giorgio

Benvenuti nel nostro sito. La "Compagnia di San Giorgio" è una associazione dedicata alla pratica della living-history, o "storia vivente". Per quasi vent'anni il nostro interesse si è concentrato sulla ricostruzione fedele dell'epoca di Carlo il Temerario nel XV secolo.

In queste pagine potrete reperire alcune informazioni su nostro conto, comprese molte foto ed un gran numero di articoli di approfondimento. Potrete inoltre trovare l'archivio della nostra mailinglist pubblica e le istruzioni per parteciparvi.

Ogni vostra opinione o commento circa il nostro operato è pienamente apprezzata. Potete contattarci all'indirizzo: contact@companie-of-st-george.ch

 

 


News dal blog Company (in inglese)

Annoucing Koeniz, near Bern

"I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen." (Martin Luther in Worms, 1521)

Koeniz' Protestant church council is holding a string of commemoration events linked to the publication of Luthers 95 theses, back in 1517 what kickstarted brooding religious reform (and consequent wars) all over Europe.
They have invited us to present the world of a generation before, the 15th century, often nicknamed "the autumn of the Middle Ages" where everyday life and action was intertwined with religious customs and superstition. Where cultural seeds were spread what would only come to bloom a genre ration later. A world, where religion, contrary to today, influenced daily actions and were taken as a matter of 'of course'. To thus demonstrate, against the fully grown and developed culture Luther spoke out against, and to make their guests understand, why it was such a courageous or nearly suicidal move.

We are very much looking forward to bring back life to the village like setting around Köniz castle, with it's different buildings and multiple little and grand squares.

Come and visit us, the camp opens to visitors on Friday July 7, 1517h :-)

Tommy Hellman

Another legend and a dear dear friend has fallen.

The Nestor of Swedish Re-Enactment, Tommy Hellman has succumbed to the cancer demon at an age of 70. He truly was the Grand Old Man of the Living History scene in Sweden.

Glimmingehus - a fortified manor in the south of Sweden

This is a report from Company recruit Robin Eriksson, who visited the only 15th century reenactment event in sweden.

 

A weekend at Glimmingehus

Chillon - October 2, 2016

On next Sunday (October 2), in the framework of the first Swiss Castles' Day, a small artillery team of the Company of Saynt Georges will display cannon shooting at the famous Chillon Castle in Switzerland. Four shooting sessions are planned in the outer garden, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. When not having fun playing with guns, the team will be busy training in the first courtyard. Our Captain Mathieu and some devoted soldiers will be happy to meet you there!

Haut-Koenigsbourg 2016 - Back to the castle!

After seven years, the Company of Saint George returned to the illustrious castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg. As a new recruit I couldn't wait to see the people in the company again. For months I was preparing and upgrading my equipment to the best of my abilities. Then the day finally came. People started to arrive and greet each other as if they had only met a few weeks before, but some of us haven't seen each other for two years! This was the moment when I thought, this is it, this is the feeling I have been waiting for for the past year.

The first day was Friday. It was a fast day. The weather was exactly like our mood without cheese and butter...grey. But the castle has some kind of miraculous power over you. As the fog moved from room to room, courtyard to courtyard I began to feel like there is no outside world. Just this castle and the people in it. For dinner Lars and the kitchen crew made some attempts to recreate the infamous grey fish soup. I have to be honest with you all. If the fish soup that Lars made was anything like the previous one I would be surprised. The rest of the night went in the usual company way. People spread all around the castle and having a wonderful time far from anyhting that we call civilisation. Except for the unfortunate dizaine who won the honour of the first night watch. As time passed by people slowly went to their sleeping places to have a fairly cool night.