Tony and Claire Thorpe of Dorset, England should never have met. He's a "heathen warrior in chain mail armour," and she's a World War II French nurse.
Somehow it still works for these two re-enactors who have been married for 25 years. "We do swap roles occasionally because if I went to every Viking weekend through the year we'd never see each other," said Mr Thorpe. "But I'll only go as far as a set in dungarees and a helmet."