The World of XPILAR - B&W PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CONTEST WEEK #070: Fire!
Hi! I submitted my entry for portrait contest #44 with a photo from the same event as the one you see on this page. I also uploaded some pics of people or characters from this event: https://goldvoice.club/steem/@daverobe/the-world-of-xpilar-portrait-photography-and-art-contest-week-044-the-falconer.
This is my entry below for The World of XPILAR - B&W PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CONTEST WEEK #070. Thank you to @axeman, @xpilar and everyone in this community. 😊
I took this image while at a re-enactment event in Bude, Cornwall. The Sealed Knot re-enactment group recreated a decisive battle during the civil war in England on the 16th May 1643: The Battle of Stratton, or Stamford Hill. The battle began on Tuesday, 16th May at dawn. "Hedgehogs" of Royalist pikemen moved to attack, with support from musketeers and light artillery. For nearly ten hours the fight went to and fro, until the Cavaliers had used all their ammunition. Then they decided to turn to their weapons and swords. The march up the hill of the troops struck terror in the Roundheads and they wavered and victory was seized by Grenville, whose regiment scaled the summit of the hill and won.
According to the information from this link:
>At the beginning of our Civil Wars Cornwall stood firmly in Royalist hands, but the tables were turned when a large Roundhead army under the command of the Earl of Stamford launched itself across the Tamar to invade the county. Stamford barricaded himself on the hill near Stratton that now bears his name. He had 5,400 infantry, 200 horse, 13 cannon, and a great mortar. To face Stamford the Cornish leaders, Sir Ralph Hopton and Sir Bevil Grenville, had less than three thousand men. They nevertheless resolved that "come what may" they must assault the near impregnable enemy camp.
Here are some more pics from this event:
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