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An online article by The West Australian with fourteen images of the 2011 Balingup Medieval Festival. The caption reads: "The Balingup Medieval Festival was a knock-out success at the weekend with people travelling from Perth and further afield to…

An image of a section of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale, 2010. The costumed participants march behind a banner portraying an eagle, which might be their sigil. The parade made its way through the town of Balingup before ending at the…

A digital photograph of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. One of the highlights of the parade was an appropriately green and scaly smoke breathing winged dragon on wheels pulled by a chain. Dragons are a popular element of the medieval…

A close-up digital photograph of the dragon in the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. Dragons are a popular element of the medieval period, occurring in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) literature, most famously in Beowulf, on the prows of some…

A digital photograph of the transportable toilet area at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The area is referred to as ‘Midden Pits’, a term commonly used by archaeologists to describe pits containing household and human waste. The illustration of…

A close-up digital photograph of a section of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. This image features a group in well-polished armour. The parade went through the town of Balingup before ending up at the carnivale site. It took place on…

A close-up digital photograph of a section of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. This image features a man, perhaps a cleric, leading a giant chicken. The tonsure haircut is a particularly impressive detail. The parade went through the…

The writer credits the craft guilds of medieval England for the eight-hour system, including the Saturday half-holiday. The latter was supposed to be devoted to archery practice, which eventually ensured English mastery of the bow and arrow and their…