On Monday we visited Audley End near Saffron Walden in Essex. We've been here plenty of times before but not for several years. This weekend they were hosting a special event "All the Kings Horses" for a Restoration period reenactment. The theme is 1670 and King Charles II has recently purchased Audley End and is hosting a horse race on his way Newmarket. The Kings Cavaliers show off their exceptional horsemanship while the Merry Monarch indulges in the fun of the Restoration period.
|I'm thinking "Ray will love this, all curly wigs and frilly cuffs..."|
|Ready for a charge|
|At the canter|
|A figure ratio that every wargamer will recognise!|
|I've seen these guys somewhere before...?|
|Big flags. It took skill to handle these properly, especially in high winds.|
Its a pity the weather was a bit inclement on Monday otherwise we would have stayed longer.