Festival of History - 2009- Kelmarsh Hall
EH held their first national Festival of History in 2003. I've attended them from 2004 variously at Stoneleigh Park, Kirby Hall and Kelmarsh in British downpours and tropical heat. The events have evolved providing much more than set piece battles. Notably among re-enactor families more children attend and many combatants are of a younger age making military scenarios more realistic. There is a long history of the deeds of women warriors. Many more are appearing in their own historical right and as actors in "male roles".