Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Poland's medieval love affair for knights

There is something about summer that makes some Poles clamour to slip into chain mail or flowing dresses and pretend to be medieval knights and damsels.

During the holiday season there is a knights' tournament or battle re-enactment every weekend.

"People love it. They want to be some somewhere far, far away from the normal, just a little bit boring, everyday life," says popular historian Boguslaw Woloszanski.

"We are a very romantic nation, and knights and the medieval time is so romantic."

Click here to read this article from the BBC