• The last battle of Libušín

    The last battle of Libušín

    It was here for a very long time; for twenty eight years. Out of these twenty eight, I’ve witnessed it seven times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and finally 2019). It must be said it has a permanent place in my memory, and not only in mine: there are many others. However, all traditions […]

  • St. Wenceslas Shooters Festival

    St. Wenceslas Shooters Festival

    Let me say that I‘d never heard of this event before and was invited to document it as a bonus to the Battle of Lipany. I got a phone call asking me to come to Lipany in the beginning of spring and when I agreed I was also invited here – to a competition of […]

  • Hail at Lipany

    Hail at Lipany

    Not only did a few dozen swordsmen decide to go on a rampage at this year’s Battle of Lipany, but also the weather decided to be crazy. It has begun with really hot summer temperatures, when almost everyone tried to stay in shades and drink a lot of fluids. But that wasn’t enough; exactly when […]

  • Twenty-fifth Battle of Libušín

    Twenty-fifth Battle of Libušín

    A quarter of a century is a long time. An annual event that lasts for that long is probably worth it; and I dare to say it is indeed true. The twenty-fifth Battle of Libušín was worth it. I’ve seen the last five of them and I believe this one was not only the biggest […]

  • Sion castle

    Sion castle

    It should have been the fourteenth Battle for ford, but the nature was against it – a big flood came and everything that surrounds the ford went soggy. The event was cancelled and I thought I will have a free weekend. Well, that was the first impression, about a month ago, but the situation has […]

  • Lipany 1434AD

    Lipany 1434AD

    Next year will be the 580th anniversary of the battle of Lipany, so everyone is expecting that the next year’s reenactment will be much bigger than this year. But even when it isn’t a rounded number it can still be good. All of it, the battle, the historical encampment and everything else was worth visiting. […]

  • 22nd battle of Libušín

    22nd battle of Libušín

    There isn’t much to say and not repeat myself. I’ve already been to this battle twice and it’s harder and harder to write something new. But in some ways this year was different, it was already raining for almost two days when the event begun. And besides lowering the number of visitors it also it […]

  • The Battle of the Ford 2012

    The Battle of the Ford 2012

    Hussites under Zbořený Kostelec have by now become a tradition, but a vampire under Zbořený Kostelec? That’s a first. Originally I thought I was seeing things because of the terrible heat at the ford, but the photographs are a proof that this year’s battle really contained one vampire. The story of the battle was obviously fictional, […]

  • Battle of Lipany

    Battle of Lipany

    This years’ Battle of Lipany was only the third one. I have not even heard of its first year and last year at that time I enjoyed the pleasures of pneumonia, so this time was my first. It is probably because of the historical importance of this battle, but the organizers do not try to […]

  • Tudors at Kolín

    Tudors at Kolín

    I did not really plan to go to the Kolín Battle, but my previously planned programme was cancelled and I simply refused to stay at home The seventeenth Kolín Battle didn’t in fact have anything to do with Kolín. Its title “Blood of the Tudors” placed it more than one thousand kilometres westwards, starting with […]