"History Geeks" in Kansas

Alaide Vilchis Ibarra of the University Daily Kansan reports on a demo staged by members of the Shire of Carlsby, the local SCA group. “We are all history geeks for the most part with an interest in medieval life,” said Richard Jones, a Lawrence resident and 27-year society member.

"Two men stood on the green, their medieval armor like roasting ovens in the 90 degree heat, as they swung wooden swords at each other with force that made each blow sound loud as the wood hit the leather armor. Ten feet away, five observers in shorts and T-shirts stood by and watched the combatants’ feet and hands move through the various motions of medieval field warfare."