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A photograph of a shield and axe in the blacksmith’s workshop at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The shield is reminiscent of one found in the river Thames at Battersea, London. The shield is from pre-Roman Britain and is one of the best…

A photograph of a collection of swords and axes in the combat arena at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The weapons are made from wood and are used in combat demonstrations and during the daily parade. The collection features various types of battle…

A digital photograph of the chalkboard at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The chalkboard advertised the programme for the day and featured some nice medieval illustrations. Balingup Medieval Carnival was first held in the town of Balingup, in the…

A close up photograph of the chalkboard at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The chalkboard advertised the programme for the day. The illustration features a green monster, with the foliage suggesting that it may be a green man. Medieval…

A photograph of the King and Queen of the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The royal couple, accompanied by members of their court and guards, took part in the parade each day and then sat in state in the royal tent in the combat arena.

A photograph of a raven banner at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. A raven banner is mentioned in a (late) version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reporting on a battle in 878 between an invading Viking group and the men of Devon. The latter defeated…

A photograph of the winged straw dragon in the combat arena of the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The dragon was set on fire in the Burning the Dragon ceremony which marked the end of the carnivale’s first day.

A photograph of a suit of armour at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The suit is made of plate armour, dating it to post 1300. The suit includes a helmet with visor, breastplate, gorget, cuisse, and poleyn.