Medieval Battle at the Perth Medieval Fayre

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Title

Medieval Battle at the Perth Medieval Fayre

Subject

armament, armour, arms, axe, battle, battle-axe, breastplate, combat, dagger, defensive armament, demonstration, display, gauntlet, halberd, handcrafted, helmet, knight, metalwork, medieval weapon, misericord, pauldron, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, plate armour, poleaxe, re-creation, recreation, rerebrace, sallet, soldier, staff weapons, sword, The Grey Company, throwing axe, vambrace, WA, WAMA, warfare, weaponry, Western Australia, Western Australian Medieval Alliance

Description

A medieval combat demonstration performed by members of The Grey Company at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The participants here are wearing circa fifteenth-century sallet style helmets and various articles of plate armour, including breastplates to protect the chest, gauntlets to protect the hands, vambraces covering the arm from the wrist to the elbow, rerebraces extending from the elbow up to the shoulder, pauldrons to protect the shoulder and plate cuisses to cover their legs. They are fighting with examples of medieval weaponry ranging from one- and two-handed swords to throwing axes and halberds. The Grey Company is a historical re-enactment group specialising in the weapons and combat of the ‘Dark Ages’ and the medieval period more generally. For more information about The Grey Company, see http://greycompany.com.au/.

The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance (WAMA). In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

19 March 2011

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Relation

McEwan, Joanne, "Medieval Combat at the Perth Medieval Fayre," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #416, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/416

McEwan, Joanne, "Medieval Combat Demonstration at the Perth Medieval Fayre," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #417, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/417

McEwan, Joanne, "Armoured for Combat," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #418, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/418

McEwan, Joanne, "Medieval Fighting Demonstration at the Perth Medieval Fayre," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #419, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/419

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Citation

“Medieval Battle at the Perth Medieval Fayre,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/422.