Friday, March 10, 2006

I am not an animal!

The whole of G-Wing has been commandeered to take part in a Bank Holiday reenactment of the Battle of Edgehill. It's that damned Sealed Knot Society again.
The Governor is a keen member and whenever they're in the area he volunteers the men. He always takes part himself, as Prince Rupert, leading the Royalist cavalry on his grey stallion, while the rest of us are yeomanry, running after him across the wet, muddy fields, wearing ridiculous costumes and trying to hide our cigarettes because they're not 'authentic'.
You'd think prisoners would welcome the chance to get out for the day but in this case, you'd be wrong. We're not performing seals.

6 Comments:

Blogger your said...

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10:58 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

This is bollocks, isn't it?

I know people in the Sealed Knot. They take their re-enactments very seriously. Many 'Knotters' train regularly for their battles. There is no way they would let a load of inexperienced people take part.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

We just play 'massed infantry' or 'dead and wounded' usually. There are no mounted convicts or rapists carrying swords, so no need to worry Steve:)

1:28 PM  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Mounted convicts? A tautology, surely?

I would have thought this would have been an excellent opportunity to leg it, no?

9:41 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

You've seen too many films, Marianne. In real life, a man dressed like a Morris Dancer, riding a war-horse through sleepy country towns gets followed. To succeed, it'd need careful planning...do you have a car?

10:01 PM  
Blogger Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

If you were dressed like that, riding through a sleepy country town, who do you suppose would accost you first: the cops, or the mental health people?

11:35 PM  

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