Went to a festival north of Brisbane yesterday that displays all sorts of things from various periods throughout history. Apart from the obvious Knights type stuff they have ancient cooking, blacksmithing, carpentry, story telling, music, and on and on she goes. Some pictures HERE from the local rag.
Just a point that stood out for me was that it was all about history and learning for the love of learning for the people that take part. We were watching the Knights battle it out where the Turks take on whoever from another place in time, or traditional foes fighting it out where the politics of those battles are still being fought thousands of years later with smart bombs and tanks. The things is, the blokes doing it for the love of history were spotted later yapping about their gear over a pint or ten.
If only, eh....?