Knights inspire reporter at Rhodes River Ranch

The Seattle Knights, a troupe of six professional knights, wowed the crowd and impressed a reporter from the UK Times at a recent show at the Rhodes River Ranch in Oso, Washington. A collection of AP photos is online.

Of equal interest are comments on the photo collection by readers who find the display something of a letdown.

From the comments:

Oh please! Stop the presses - some Americans pretend to be medieval knights. Whoop-di-do. This happens all over Europe all the time, with authentic armour (note the spelling!), weapons and jousting. I have to keep coming back to this website, despite all the weird and whacky stories - it's like watching a slow car-crash: you just can't help it.

Igoras, Reading