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Das Törichte Leben is a late-medieval living history group based in Brisbane Australia, where individuals endeavour to re-enact daily life in the Swiss Cantons circa 1477. Das Törichte Leben takes its name from a band of discontented free citizens and country-folk from the Canton of Zug who gave mercenary service during the Burgundian Wars (1474-77). Additional citizens from surrounding Cantons joined the band and marched on Geneva to demand payment. This band adopted the name "Das Törichte Leben" which is German for "The Foolish Life", and adopted the Saubanner as their emblem. The Saubanner depicts a large sow and three piglets. At that time, the sow was seen as a symbol of discontent.

Each group member researches and displays a medieval lifeskill or trade they are interested in such as food, pottery, leatherwork and metalwork. We also research and display the military skills associated with the confederate soldier in medieval Switzerland. These include pole-arms drill, 15th century sword work and archery. If you have an interest in what we do please contact us. We display at all the major historical events in South East Queensland.

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  • 10
  • Living History
  • Jan 14, 2008
  • English

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