We're lucky enough to have Bolsover Castle on our Doorstep. Spent some lovely family time at the weekend there at the annual 'clash of knights'. Basically two teams in 12th century amour beating seven shades out of each other with a mix of swords, maces and rubber batons. Here are a few piccies of the event in case they are of interest as reference for armour etc.
But first up, here's our own little knight taking a break. Working hard to indoctrinate her into the right interests early ;-)
More (including previous events) on my Flickr photostream.