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photoblog image Close Encounters of the Cavalry kind

Close Encounters of the Cavalry kind

Another from the Sealed Knot at Shugborough Hall last Saturday. A member of Sir William Waller's Regimente of Horse, thanks to Kelly Paine (see the comment from sunday's upload, here ) for the name, does battle with a royalist cavalry man, possibly one of Prince Rupert's Horse but I am not sure.

Close Encounters of the Cavalry kind

Another from the Sealed Knot at Shugborough Hall last Saturday. A member of Sir William Waller's Regimente of Horse, thanks to Kelly Paine (see the comment from sunday's upload, here ) for the name, does battle with a royalist cavalry man, possibly one of Prince Rupert's Horse but I am not sure.

comments (7)

This is one of the most bizarre shots I have seen: Some guy whacking another with a sword while grinning from ear to ear. The guy in the background doesn't do a great job of looking serious either. This is an instant classic, Les!
Les Auld: I agree Martin it is a little surreal, fun though, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The guy on the left is actually a woman, one of several in the troop.
Nice capture
Les Auld: Thanks Tony, appreciate the comment.
The swordsmans arm looks like its ready to drop off with the weight. Lovely shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, I think swinging a lump of steel about for a couple of hours in the hot sun would tire anyone out.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jul 2007, 08:29
Excellent battle shot. In the heat of the moment, sort of. Looking at the swords and pikes (other pictures) I was wondering if anyone gets hurt.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, minor injuries do happen, the Sealed Knot has it's own medical corps that takes to the battle field, suitably dressed of course.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Jul 2007, 09:20
I'm laughing out loud at Martin's comment because this DOES look so surreal. A re-enactment without the serious nature of the civil war! It's like when kids play cops and robbers!

Well done, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I suspect they are all big kids at heart, three to four days of camp and two days of battle, just waht the doctor ordered.
Great shot! I agree about the humour. The Saxons and Vikings we saw on Saturday couldn't stop smiling either. All the best, Dave
Les Auld: Thanks David, it is good to see people enjoying themselves though.
Great action shoot, I enjoy the whole series!
Les Auld: Thanks Monika, pleased that you have enjoyed them all.

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