Back from Nykøbing, Looking Forward to Chillon

The Company has spent a great week in the Danish Medieval Center in Nykøbing Falster. We had set up our tents and occupied the port city during the last week of July and put up a display focussing on artillery and a carpenter's workshop building moveable walls from wood as means of protection.

Here is a view of the port city on one of the sunnier days. Note the tents on the left: this was the small camp of our artillerists who stayed next to their guns; set up to protect the entry into the port.


Danish Medieval Center in Nykøbing Falster, July 2011 (photo by Christine Leßmann)

There is also a video about our artillery activities. The second half of the video shows a staged pirate attack, that seems to have been a big amusements to the thousands of visitors of the center.

The center is a great place to stay. You might be interested to know that they are open to receive dedicated volunteers to live in their houses for free. Get in touch if you are interested.

In Mid September, the Company of St. George will be visiting the Castle of Chillon. La Compagnie des Quatre Lunes is portraying a small Savoyard garrison in this wonderful castle on a rock in lake Geneva. It is 1476, the months after the Burgundian defeat in Grandson, and Charles the Bold is rallying his troups near Lausanne. Meanwhile, the Savoyard territority next to Lausanne is threatened by the Swiss who have set fire to a castle nearby already. That's why a group of 40 Burgundian soldiers is being sent to support the garrison in Chillon. And the Company is portraying these 40 soldiers arriving in Chillon.

This event is going to take place Saturday Saptember 17 to Monday September 19, 2011. If you have not been to Chillon before, this is an excellent opportunity. See the two videos from Chillon featuring the Company of St. George here and here.

By Christian Folini, Company veteran member.

 

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