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March 2015 (03/02/2015)

Greetings Gentle readers,

Regardless of your hemisphere, March typically marks the start of the re-enactment season. Whether it's cooling or warming in your area, it's time to review plans, wardrobe and equipment and prepare for re-enacting weather.

We have several new and re-stocked Anglo-Saxon titles this month, including Anglo-Saxon Tools, Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing and the spectacular hardback volume 'Woden's Warriors'. From runes and riddles to sailing and stones, we have all of your Anglo-Saxon interests covered.

Board games are back in stock, including Alquerque, Nine Men's Morris and Hnefatafl. Here at Mainly Medieval HQ, our game of the month has been Fox and Geese, a medieval and renaissance era game in which the gaggle of geese work to pin the fox, while the fox deftly picks off the geese. The fox player has the more powerful piece, but the geese have the numbers, and are always working to trap the fox. Like all of our historic board games, Fox and Geese is easy to learn, hard to master and has stood the test of time.

Our latest addition to our re-enactor goods range is the horn spoon. Straight handled with a fig-shaped bowl, they are suitable for late middle ages up to C18th portrayals. We also carry timber spoons and pewter spoons to cover a broad range of class and time period portrayals.

We are looking forward to Rowany Festival 2015, where we will have a permanent store in merchant's row. Pre-orders for pick-up at Festival can be made as per usual: orders can be made up until the 27th of March, and pickup at the shop from the Friday morning (3rd of April). Pre-ordering gives you first pick of our limited stock and ensures that we pack your favourite books.
As ever, if you have any queries regards a title or a re-enactor item, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Until next time we bid you all, good reading.

Paul, Loreena, Elden and Roxy - the Mainly Medieval Team.

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