Living History

 

The knowledge of the everyday things of life, the everyday life, the little things .. all this is tried by research, literature study.
Fire-making, cooking, sewing and dyeing are only a small part of the activities of a medieval man .. a small part of his everyday life. How did the day of a household pass?
What tasks did a member of a household have?
Who coordinated the activities?
Such and similar questions are what we would like to explain to you. Questions of daily life:
What is the shortest time unit to be measured?
What does it mean when someone was "well-heeled"?
Questions from the life in the Middle Ages, which we like to answer. The members of m i m embody a member of a typical household as well as bourgeoisie and inhabitants of the places and towns in the Scotland around the year 1345.
In addition to civilian life, crafts and culture, we also present a number of everyday things. Preparing and preparing food according to medieval traditions and recipes, getting together on the blackboard and presenting handicraft techniques is just as much part of our "program" as the explanations to our presentations. In addition to the civil and everyday furnishings of our farm, we also show a comprehensively commented arming action. Starting with the simple infantry, recruited from ordinary men (farmers and craftsmen) every city to take over the city guard, a professional guardsman to the equipment and military equipment of a knight, we can the complete range of armor and weapons from the mid-14 Present the function and development of the individual parts in a historical context.  
The women of our group show the different types of garments of the individual strata, as we present them in the context of our presentation: a cross section in which we deliberately renounce both the beggar as well as members of the high nobility.
Shown are the practical everyday clothes of working maids, the day costume of the bourgeois women to the Sunday state of the mistress of the court. Headgear, jewelry, belts and bags complete the picture. Our group is completed by members of the lower and high clergy in appropriate attire and with corresponding typical objects of their respective offices. equipment With all equipment we pay attention to the highest possible historical authenticity and are guided by the current state of the art. Sources Of course, such a hobby also requires a keen interest in the study of sources and literature, as well as a certain amount of technical skill, as many pieces of equipment and clothing have to be produced by oneself. Thus, the time we spend as actors at various events is only a fraction of what we actually invest in the re-enactment of this historical epoch. Results The results of our work are brought to the interested visitor at museum events and in various tent camps. In cooperation with schools, universities and castle associations in the form of seminars and lecture series, we see the essential area of ​​responsibility of our group.