Harvest Days gets medieval on its visitors

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Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – Festivalgoers to this year’s Harvest Days festival had an opportunity to be entertained in an historic was Saturday morning. The Knights of the Northern Realm put on a battle re-enactment for attendees. The Edmonton-based co-ed club studies authentic combat techniques, period armour, historical garments, and medieval history, combining the knowledge into authentic re-enactments of medieval warfare. Saturday’s demonstration combined archers and swordsman battling it out in a contest between Scotland and England. Scotland, unsurprisingly, was the victor for the Bon Accord event.

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An archer draws his bow.

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A man lies dead, fallen by the archer’s arrow.

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A sergeant advances on his enemy.

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Sir Troy the Humble (left) of Scotland battles it out with Squire Marshall of England.

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Squire Marshall experiences an honourable death at the hands of his Scottish adversary.

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