26597Re: [WarOf1812] In the beginning . . .
- Nov 1, 2005In a message dated 11/1/05 1:20:48 AM, ms_civie@... writes:
> I found this very fascinating as I had no idea that our hobby wentActualy re-enactments are far older than that, gladiatorial combat started as
> back over 150 years. But it did leave me wondering about the origins
> of reenactments in Canada and for the War of 1812. Does anyone know
> approximately when they emerged and became popularized?
re-creations of aincient battles to honour the dead. I think the first
re-enactments of the type we do took place in London during the Napoleonic wars
where Peninsular war actions wouild be re-staged to encourage the public
(sometimes by newlt returned regiments). Then of ciourse there was the Eglington
Topunament of 18(35?) where medieval re-enactment was born.
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