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A superquick news to link here the Facebook event about our End of Summer fair that will take place the next September at the Medieval Village in Turin!

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Hello everyone!
It's been quite a while since I last updated this journal. As you may see from the deviations update, we are still alive and very active! We spend a lot of time at the Medieval Village of Turin, Italy, where we are home-based, by doing guided tours through the castle once every month. As the number of watchers is turning out to rapidly increase, here is a short presentation of our researches and activities! I'm sorry this is ITA only; basically, we explain a few things about the 3 periods we reconstruct, which are: 
  • First half of XI century (1000-1050);
  • Third quarter of XIII century (1250-1275);
  • First two decades of XV century (1400-1420).
For all periods we tend to stick to the geographic area we live (Piedmont, Italy), for a couple of reasons: to enhance the history and the culture of our living area, and to be as precise as possible with our reconstruction. 
For other questions, just ask! :ahoy:

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Hey there! 
I've been less than present writing the journal but I always try to keep up with some uptates with new pictures! 
As you may have seen by our recent uploads, this September we organized a big event we decided to call "End of Summer Fair", in collaboration with Medieval Village at Turin. We invited lots of reenactment groups from all Italy for a total of around 80 reenactors, to recreate what may have been a city fair in the first decades of XV century, in the Piedmont area. The fair was a success in terms of public and we certainly hope to renew this appointment for the next year! 
For more but less good pictures please check our facebook page here: www.facebook.com/SpeculumHisto…
We are almost at the end of our reenactment year and just a couple of events awaits us: on next Sunday we will be again at the Medieval Village in Turin, while in December there will be the two last event of the "Arduino the DVD" series, one of which will be held at the Archaeology Museum of Turin and the other one at the San Giorgio Canavese's Castle: it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castello…
Let's keep up with the good work! 
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Hello everybody! We will soon be presenting "Arduino: the documentary" our feature project at Turin's International Book Salon held from 14 to 18th of May (website here: www.salonelibro.it/it), meanwhile I would like to ask you a quick question. 

Would anybody be interested in following our facebook page? Should we be turning it bilingual, since now it's only written in Italian? :ahoy:

Meanwhile we invite everybody to take a look at it! :D www.facebook.com/SpeculumHisto…
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Here's the new trailer of the documentary about King Arduino we are filming! We are almost done filming. We will be presenting it along with the producers (Masterblack studio) at the "Salone del Libro" an annual convention held in Turin and at a couple of other venues. 

Here's the new trailer! :ahoy:
www.facebook.com/SpeculumHisto…

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Hello folks! I'm sorry I've not been much active during the last months but our association has great news: for the upcoming reenacting year there are tons of events of the three historical periods (XI, XIII and XV century) we will both organize and attend. As for the XV century our monthly appointment at the Medieval Village in Turin is confirmed: every first Sunday of the month we will be there giving the castle visitors a quite unique inside view of a 1420's Savoy court. For XIII century we will mostly attend events organized by groups of the Italian assembly for XIII century called Mille&Duecento that we're part of (website here: www.coordinamentomilleduecento…) and for XI century there is a giant news!

We have been asked by Masterblack Studio's film-maker Andry Verga to take part in a docufiction about Arduino of Ivrea (955-1015) the first King of Italy in occasion of the millennial recurrence of his death. The documentary will feature interviews with historian professors of University of Turin; the filming is still in progress. It will be released on DVD and available for sale starting from June 2015 in the most important archaelogy museums and castles in the Piedmont Area. We are very proud we have been given the chance to be part of this project and hope everything will turn out great! I'll be posting some backstage picture in the next weeks!

Cheers :ahoy:



Quick links:
King Arduino: Facebook page www.facebook.com/ReArduinoDVD?…
A brief overlook of king Arduino on wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduin_o…
Andry Verga's Masterblack studio: www.facebook.com/pages/Masterb…
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Ciao a tutti! Mi dispiace non essere stata molto attiva durante gli ultimi mesi ma la nostra associazione ha grandi notizie: per il prossimo anno rievocativo ci sono moltissimi eventi dei tre periodi (XI, XIII e XV secolo) a cui parteciperemo o che organizzeremo. Per il XV secolo è confermato l'appuntamento mensile al borgo medievale di Torino: ogni prima domenica del mese daremo ai visitatori della rocca l'esperienza unica di uno spaccato di vita quotidiana di una corte sabauda nel 1420. Per il XIII parteciperemo prevalentemente a eventi organizzati da gruppi del coordinamento italiano per il XIII secolo Mille&Duecento di cui facciamo parte (sito internet qui: www.coordinamentomilleduecento…) e per l'XI secolo c'è una grande novità!

Ci è stato chiesto da Andry Verga, regista dello studio Masterblack di prendere parte a una docufiction dedicata ad Arduino di Ivrea (955-1015) il primo re d'Italia in occasione del millenario della sua morte. Il documentario includerà interviste a docenti dell'Università degli Studi di Torino e la realizzazione è ancora in corso d'opera. Sarà rilasciato in DVD e disponibile alla vendita a partire da Giugno 2015 presso i più importanti musei di archeologia e castelli del Piemonte. Siamo molto orgogliosi del fatto che ci sia stata data l'opportunità di partecipare a questo progetto e speriamo che il risultato sia grandioso! Pubblicherò nel corso delle prossime settimane delle immagini di backstage!

Saluti! :ahoy:

Link veloci:
Re Arduino: pagina Facebook del progetto www.facebook.com/ReArduinoDVD?…
Re Arduino su wiki: it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino_…
Studio Masterblack di Andry Verga: www.facebook.com/pages/Masterb…
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Our annual season of reenactions ended just last Sunday, with another meeting at the Medieval Village: this is year we 
started a very nice collaboration witch we will almost surely continue next year. It has been a though year, hardened by rain, tons of researches to adjust to a new historical period (1400-1420 in Piedmont area), and the hurry to sew and prepare new clothes and stuff. 

During the winter break I will take the chance to add some old pictures that I forgot to, update with new stuff, and maybe open a new fold artisan craft-related to collect and show the things we create, like clothes, accessories. It may be quite interesting to share our work with you guys!

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who faved our pictures, watched our page (you're almost 500!), and gave us encouragements and positive criticism! We will be back in March 2014 ready as ever :ahoy:

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La scorsa Domenica si è concluso il ciclo annuale dei nostri eventi di ricostruzione storica, al Borgo del Valentino: quest'anno abbiamo cominciato una bella collaborazione che quasi sicuramente continueremo l'anno prossimo. E' stato un anno difficile, complicato dalla pioggia, tante ricerche per aggiustarci al nuovo periodo storico che abbiamo cominciato (1400-1420 nell'area piemontese) e abbiamo dovuto preparare in fretta vestiti e accessori nuovi. 

Durante la pausa invernale ne approfitterò per aggiungere vecchie foto che mi ero dimenticata di inserire, aggiornare con cose nuove, e magari aprire una nuova cartella dedicata all'artigianato per riunire e mostrare le cose che creiamo, come vestiti, accessori. Potrebbe essere interessante condividere il nostro lavoro con voi! 

Nel frattempo grazie a tutti coloro che ci hanno aggiunto nei favoriti, tra i watch (siete quasi 500!) e ci hanno dato incoraggiamenti e critiche costruttive. Torneremo a Marzo 2014 pronti come non mai! :ahoy:
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Hello everybody! First of all thank you all very much as I always see a lot of favourites and comments to the new deviations, and I'm more than happy to answer the questions. Unfortunately I'm quite busy with my university degree so Ii'm trying to keep up with everything :)
Then, it's not Vittorio speaking, but me :iconmarivel87: as he is even more busy than me with his law degree, so I'm updating with pictures when I have a chance and I hope he will have time to get back managing the page in the autumn.
As you saw from most of the new pictures, our association have started a new recontruction project: this time with the first 20 years of XIV century (about from 1400 to 1420), we were asked to do that by the Turin medieval village management, as now in the first sundays of every month we have an event there, and do living history guided tours inside the rooms of the castle! It's quite hard because we basically had to redo from scratch all clothes, and we're not even halfway to being acceptable for what concerns historical accuracy, but we're improving something every month!

Also, we're starting to plan our event that will take place in September at Rocca, as usual (this is the fourth year and we're very proud of it!), it will be set in X century, but we still have a lot to do!
We unfortunately had to cancel our presence to lots of events this spring, because of the bad weater.. Hope it gets better with summer!

So what about you? Are there any interesting events around in Europe? What are you up to?
Cheers! :D
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Ciao a tutti! Prima di tutto grazie mille per tutti i fav. e i commenti che lasciate, mi fa più che piacere rispondere alle domande. Sfortunatamente sono parecchio impegnata con l'università e quindi spero di riuscire a tener testa a tutto! :)
Inoltre, non sta scrivendo Vittorio, ma io :iconmarivel87: siccome lui è ancora più impegnato di me con la laurea, quindi sto aggiornando la pagina con le nuove foto quando posso e spero che lui torni a occuparsi della pagina verso l'autunno.
Come avete visto dalle nuove foto, la nostra associazione ha cominciato un nuovo progetto: questa volta con i primi 20 anni del XIV secolo (circa dal 1400 al 1420), ci è stato chiesto dai responsabili del borgo medievale di Torino perché da quest'anno, tutte le prime domeniche del mese, accompagnamo come "living history" le visite guidate per le stanze della rocca. E' piuttosto difficile perché abbiamo dovuto rifare da capo praticamente tutti i vestiti, e non siamo nemmeno a metà al punto di essere considerabili accettabili come ricostruzione e accuratezza, ma miglioriamo con qualcosa tutti i mesi!

Inoltre, stiamo cominciando a progettare il nostro evento che sarà a settembre a Rocca Canavese, come al solito (questo sarà il quarto anno e siamo molto soddisfatti di ciò!), e sarà ambientato come al solito nell'X secolo.
Sfortunatamente abbiamo dovuto cancellare la presenza a molti eventi questa primavera, a causa del cattivo tempo.. Speriamo che migliori con l'arrivo dell'estate!

E voi che fate? Ci sono eventi interessanti in giro per l'italia in questo periodo?
Ciao a tutti! :D

Mary
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A new era is coming!

Stay tuned for more info :D
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Hello everybody! We are looking for suggestion about how to improve this page! We usually try to be creative about the new deviations, and try to cover every aspect of out reenaction activity, so we upload a lot of different stuff.
It there anything you want to see more?

* Fight scenes (eg. sword techniques)
* Everyday life
* Portraits
* People with landscapes
* Tutorials (we can also think about doing some tutorials, but what would you like to see?)

Please leave a comment and tell us your opinion! :D
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Hello everyone!

Like every year, Taranto was a tiring trip so much as it is satisfying (13 hours by car :nirvana:), but next year we are planning to change the destination ..

Do you have any suggestions?

We are looking for a re-enactment that has the following characteristics:

- XI or XIII century (no Viking)
- Europe, preferably reasonably close to Italy (south of France, Bavaria, etc.) but it's not essential.
- Great attention to historical accuracy!
- Relatively large and generally cool.

For now our only idea is Hastings, if you have proposals, shout'em out! :D

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Ciao a tutti!

Come ogni anno, taranto è stato un viaggio tanto stancante quanto soddisfacente (13 ore in macchina :nirvana: ), ma per l'anno prossimo stiamo progettando di cambiare meta..

Avete qualche suggerimento?

Stiamo cercando una rievocazione che abbia le seguenti caratteristiche:

- XI o XIII secolo (no vichingo)
- Europa, meglio se ragionevolmente vicino all'Italia  (sud della francia, baviera, ecc) ma non è essenziale.
- Molta attenzione alla correttezza storica!
- Relativamente grossa ed in generale fica.

Per ora la nostra unica idea è Hastings, se avete proposte fatevi avanti :D
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Greetings folks!

This past weekend we participated in a multi-period event, organized by the friends of the historical group "Genti del Maloch", where we showed off our thirteenth century infantry in a small battle, pics coming soon ;)

But the best is yet to come: 19 and May 20 will be held in Taranto the sixth edition of "The Battle of the eleventh century between Byzantines and Normans," reconstruction and historical research event, organized by De Rebus Gestis.
The event, besides the great battle, will present the national gathering of eleventh century historical groups, fighting tournament, camp and medieval market.
The battle in which will participate more than 200 fighters, re-enacts the battle of Durazzo and the deeds of Bohemond of Taranto in occasion of the nine hundred years of his death.

Once again this year we expect a significant crossing of Italy, to give support to Norman army..  This year we are better equipped, better armed, and far more bad :rage:

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Un saluto a tutti!

Lo scorso weekend abbiamo partecipato ad un raduno multiepoca organizzato dagli amici del gruppo storico "Genti del Maloch", in cui abbiamo fatto sfoggio della nostra fanteria duecentesca in una piccola battaglia, a breve le foto ;)

Ma il bello deve ancora venire: il 19 e il 20 maggio si terrà a Taranto la VI edizione de "La Battaglia dell'XI secolo tra Bizantini e Normanni", evento di ricostruzione e ricerca storico-sperimentale a cura del coordinamento De Rebus Gestis.
L'evento, che oltre alla grande battaglia campale presenterà il raduno di gruppi storici dell'XI secolo, il torneo di combattimento e un accampamento e mercato medievale, si terrà presso l'ex convento "I Battendieri" lungo le rive del Mar Piccolo a Taranto.
La battaglia, alla quale parteciperanno più di 200 combattenti, rievoca la battaglia di Durazzo e le gesta di Boemondo di Taranto in occasione del novecentenario della sua morte.

Anche quest'anno ci aspetta una traversata non da poco per dare supporto al contingente normanno; quest'anno siamo meglio equipaggiati, meglio armati, e decisamente più cattivi :rage:
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A few days ago died our burrowing owl Stewie .. We are all quite sad, especially his mistress Valentina.
Goodbye little chicken, it's a pity not to have known you for longer! speculumhistoriae.deviantart.c…

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Pochi giorni fa ci ha lasciato la nostra piccola civetta Stewie.. Siamo tutti parecchio tristi, soprattutto la sua padroncina Valentina.
Ciao polletto, peccato non averti conosciuto di più! speculumhistoriae.deviantart.c…
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Well, here we are :eager:

Last week, made a new photo shoot, and we are awaiting the results from the photographer. From what little I managed to peek in, it looks promising! :la:
Meanwhile, I see that you liked "Northern Fall", an old photo that (somehow) had escaped from DA for over a year .. However, as you have noticed along with the photo there is a brief description of the carachter represented and the equipment that we have rebuilt. I hope you enjoy this idea, I think I shall adopt it for all the pictures from here to come! And not only, in group pics there will be little stories that  Osprey Publishing fans will appreciate! :w00t:

See you soon! :ahoy:

P. S. I apologize if the translation is not perfect, google translator is not that great and often some mistake escapes from my fixes.

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Beh, eccoci qui :eager:

La scorsa settimana abbiam fatto una nuova sessione fotografica, e stiamo aspettando i risultati dal fotografo. Dal poco che sono riuscito a sbirciare, promette bene! :la:
Intanto vedo che avete gradito "Northern Fall", una vecchia foto che, chissà come, era sfuggita a DA per oltre un anno.. Comunque, come avete notato assieme alla foto c'è una breve descrizione del soggetto rappresentato e dell'equipaggiamento che abbiamo ricostruito. Spero vi piaccia come idea, penso la adotterò per tutte le foto da qui a venire! E non solo, nelle foto di gruppo ci saranno anche piccole storie che i fan della Osprey Publishing apprezzeranno! :w00t:

A presto! :ahoy:
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Hi folks, we're back! :headbang:

Happy New Year and warmest regards to you all! Hope you had a good holiday, as you can see your friendly neighborhood Speculum Historiae has not departed, had just gone into hibernation, ehehe.. :sleep:
So, we're back on DeviantArt! Removed the dust and cobwebs from the page we're  now back to work and plan a new year, new events, and obviously new pics!

So, no more talk and  let's give a quick look to our to-do list :gallery:


MILAN WARGAMES
Saturday 25 and Sunday, February 26.
Market exhibition dedicated to wargames.

MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF TURIN
Sunday, March 4, Sunday, April 1, Sunday, June 3, Sunday, Oct. 7, Sunday, Nov. 4.
Reconstruction of some aspects of medieval life in XIII century.
Organiser: "Arcieri e Balestrieri di Sant'Uberto"

TARANTO
Saturday 19 and Sunday, May 20
Camp and battle!
Organizer: "Cavalieri de li Terre Tarentine".

SAN BENIGNO CANAVESE (TO)
Saturday 8 and Sunday, June 9
Historical commemoration and archery tournament.
Organizer: "Rievocando Fruttuaria"

SPARONE (TO)
Saturday 7 and Sunday, July 8
Top Secret! :ninja:
Organizer:  "La Motta"

ALTOPASCIO (LU)
Saturday 14 and Sunday, July 15
Gathering of M & D, with eventual settlements.
Organizer: "Cavalieri del Tau"

ROCCA CANAVESE (TO)
Saturday 15 and Sunday, September 16.
I need to add something? :#1:



These are the important dates, but not the only ones, so stay tuned for new pics coming soon!

FUS RO DAH!! :rage:

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Hola gente, siamo tornati! :headbang:

Buon anno e calorosi saluti a tutti voi! Spero abbiate passato delle buone vacanze, come vedete gli Speculi non sono spariti, eravamo solo andati in letargo invernale, ehehe.. :sleep:
Dunque, rieccoci su DeviantArt, tolta la polvere e le ragnatele dalla pagina è ora di rimettersi al lavoro e programmare un nuovo anno, nuovi eventi, nuovi piani machiavellici e nuove foto, ovvimente :)
Dunque, bando alle ciance e diamo un'occhiata veloce a cosa ci aspetta quest'anno :gallery:


MILANO WARGAMES
Sabato 25 e Domenica 26 febbraio.
Mostra mercato dedicata ai wargames.

BORGO MEDIEVALE DI TORINO
Domenica 4 marzo, Domenica 1 aprile, Domenica 3 giugno, Domenica 7 ottobre, Domenica 4 novembre .
Ricostruzione e divulgazione di alcuni aspetti della vita medievale.

TARANTO
Sabato 19 e domenica 20 maggio
Accampamento e battaglia.
Organizzano i Cavalieri delle Terre Tarentine.

SAN BENIGNO CANAVESE (TO)
Sabato 8 e domenica 9 giugno
Rievocazione della storia dell'abbazia e torneo di tiro con l'arco.
Organizza Rievocando Fruttuaria di San Benigno.

SPARONE (TO)
Sabato 7 e domenica 8 luglio
Top secret! :ninja:
Organizza La Motta di Sparone.

ALTOPASCIO (LU)
Sabato 14 e domenica 15 luglio
Raduno di M&D, con eventuali accampamenti.
Organizzano I Cavalieri del Tau.

ROCCA CANAVESE (TO)
Sabato 15 e domenica 16 settembre.
Ho bisogno di aggiungere qualcosa?  :#1:


Queste sono le principali date, ma non le uniche.. Se vi trovate nei paraggi siete invitati a venirci a trovare, altrimenti aspettatevi nuove foto quanto prima!

FUS RO DAH!! :rage:
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Hi folks!

Castrum Roccae was officially our last re-enactment of a very satisfactory year! :hooray:
In 2011 a lot of things have happened .. The entry in "Mille&Duecento", the XIII century coordination; the odyssey to Taranto; the second place in the Historical Groups National Competition; and, last but not last, the first reenaction organized entirely by us, which proved to be a success! :eager:

For the occasion, we also formalized the creation of the "Patto Arduinico" ("Arduinic Pact"), a coordination which aims to bring together all piedmont re-enactors interested in the XI century, related in particular to the period of the reign of King Arduin!
For now, the group members are Speculum Historiae (obviously), La Motta and Rievocand Fruttuaria, but this is just the beginning..  Our domain will soon be complete and unchallenged, muahahaha! :evillaugh:

Megalomania aside, thank you all for joining us in this annual journey through time, as we hope you enjoyed! :D

Obviously there's more, I still have lots of Castrum Roccae pics to submit, we will do at least one winter photo session, we'll keep on going to the Medieval Village and the new year will arrive soon with new challenges and objectives including ... The Battle of Hastings! :wow:

See you soon .. "Sans Despartir"! :ahoy:

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Ah, la buona vecchia pigrizia tipicamente italiana :D

Come detto sopra, Castrum Roccae è stato ufficialmente l'ultima rievocazione di un
anno estremamente soddisfacente!
Nel 2011 molte cose sono successe .. L'ingresso nel coordinamenteo "Mille & Duecento"; l'
odissea a Taranto, il secondo posto al Concorso Nazionale dei Gruppi Storici e, ultima ma non ultima, la prima rievocazione interamente organizzata da noii, che si è rivelata
un successone! :eager:

Per l'occasione abbiamo anche formalizzato la creazione del "Patto Arduinico", un coordinamento che mira a riunire i rievocatori piemontesi interessati al XI secolo, con particolare riferimento al periodo del regno di Re Arduino!
Per ora, i membri del gruppo sono Speculum Historiae
(Ovviamente), La Motta di Sparone www.lamotta.it/ e Rievocando Fruttuaria di S.Benigno www.rievocandofruttuaria.org/, ma questo è solo l'inizio .. Pesto il nostro dominio sarà assoluto ed incontrastato, muahahaha! :evillaugh:

Megalomania a parte, vi ringrazio tutti per averci seguito in questo annuale
viaggio nel tempo, speriamo vi siate divertiti quanto noi! :D

Ovviamente non è finita qui.. Ho ancora un sacco di foto di Castrum Roccae da postare, faremo almeno una sessione fotografica invernale, continueremo ad andae ogni mese al Borgo Medievale di Torino e l'anno nuovo arriverà presto con i nuove sfide ed obiettivi tra cui ... La battaglia di Hastings! :wow:

Quindi a presto.. "Sans Despartir"! :ahoy:
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WOOOOOOOHOOO!!!! :headbang:

Remember my last journal, that little thing aboout the "Historical Groups National Competition" of Sparone?

Well, looks like we had the second best camp of all the participants, this means a lot of satisfaction for us and a juicy €1000 prize!! I think it's really a great thing: seems that all our works of researching, sewing, training and keep improving ourself bear fruits :dance:

We're thinking to use the money prize for a giant tend and some cool fornitures for always keep improving our camp.. Now our goal is to come first next year :strong:

Well, let's talk about reenactions:

The next one, the last one and I think the most important of the year will be on September 9, 10 and 11 10 in Rocca Canavese: "Castrum Roccae, A.D. 1000",  the first reenaction integrally organized and managed by Speculum Historiae :D

With our friends of the histrical groups "Rievocando Fruttuaria" and "La Motta", we'll make an experiment of pure living history, with the reenaction of the building site of Count Emeric's Castle; we'll have masons, the architect, soldiers and, of course, Emeric and all his retinue :)

P.s. Ragazzi stavolta non avete scuse, chi si trova nel circondario e ha voglia di farsi una scampagnata fino a Rocca Canavese, vicino ad Ivrea, non se ne pentirà affatto, vedrete che sarà davvero un evento ragguardevole :D

Well, that's all. Remember that every month we keep on going to the Medieval Village of Torino, so maybe I'll post some nice XIII century pics too ;)

Fhtagn!
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  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Homemade superhero RPG!
  • Eating: Sausage (yumm)
  • Drinking: Mead
Aloha!

On 9 and 10 July Speculum Historiae will participate to the "Historical Groups National Competition" in Sparone!

This year theme is the camp: the group with the most accurate and philologically correct camp will win a juicy €2000 prize, the second one a €1000 prize and the third one a €500 prize.. Not bad at all!

Competition aside, Sparone (organized by that bunch of lunatics of historical group La Motta :D) is an excellent opportunity to take a vacation in a really beautiful location and take good pictures!

So,  let the victory be ours!
  • Listening to: Judas Priest - Judas Rising
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: Game of Thrones (again, it's really too cool)
  • Playing: I wanna play.. Sigh..
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Red Ale
Hy guys!

We're back from Taranto; tired, dirty but very satisfied :D

We had a great time and we hope to go back next year!
Our group photographers took a ton of pics :XD:
I'll surely post the best ones in the next days, I hope you'll appreciate ;)

EDIT Check it out, the group "I Cavalieri de li Terre Tarantine" made a video of the battle, so you can give it a much better look! www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qZikY…

So, let's turn over a new leaf: on June 19 and 25 we'll be at San Benigno Canavese for the 20th edition of a reenaction event organized by our friends of the group Rievocando Fruttuaria.
The reenaction will focus on the history of the Fruttuaria Abbey, a very important XI century benedectine centre, founded by Guglielmo da Volpiano on 1003 and used as refuge by King Arduin in his last years.

Go check the website of the group ;) www.rievocandofruttuaria.org/

T-t-t-that's all folks!
  • Listening to: Musica Vulgaris - Thorsaie
  • Reading: Prelude to Deadpool Corps
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: Study >_<
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Indian Chai Tea
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :mwahaha:

Finally, the time has come! Our 2011 Big Event is getting closer, and I simply can't wait for it..

On 28th and 29th of May, Norman and Byzantine armies will clash in the re-enaction of an huge battle that took place in Taranto (southern Italy) in 1067..

And we'll be there to support the Norman army in this epic conflict, of course :dance:

It promises to be a really big event, with more than 200 re-enactors from all Italy!

Guys, it will be truly amazing :headbang:
  • Listening to: Disturbed - The Infection
  • Reading: Grey Knights Codex *.*
  • Watching: Nothin'special
  • Playing: 40k
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Earl Grey tea