A couple dozen brave souls who enjoy medieval history and reenacting that history, gathered at the lower part of Cove Spring Park this past weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday noon. We found the group of actors on a windy and cool Saturday afternoon, who had come together to do an “immersion” style living history event. The event was for medieval reenactors who are dedicated to high standards of historical accuracy, in this case the year was 1403. The historical scenario was meant to be the gathering of knights, men-at-arms, archers, servants, camp-followers, artificers, and others just before the Battle of Shrewsbury – presumably preparing to join Henry IV and Prince Hal in their fight to suppress the rebellion led by Hotspur and Glendower. Although this event was not publicized (due to the limited parking at the lower part of Cove Spring Park), visitors to the area were welcomed into camp, where they learned about archery, knights, and a way of life most only learn about in history books.
This group of “Days of Knights 1403” purists gave Frankfort residents a “preview” of their much larger event returning this October 14th-16th of this year to the Cove Spring Archery Park. This will be the third time if five years that Frankfort has hosted this event. So mark your calendars NOW since they only come to Frankfort once every two years!!! If you’d like more information on the this year’s Days of Knights 2016 return to the capital city, log onto www.thedaysofknights.com. You can also pick up a souvenir book at the Capital City Museum with photos from previous DoK events.