June 25th, 2012 10:27 EST
Scottish History Buffs Told: You Can't Recreate Battle Using Swords & Axes
"Participants in a march to commemorate the Battle of Bannockburn, the great Scottish victory of 1314, have been told to leave swords and axes at home.
The Stirling Council, which has jurisdiction in the nearby village of Bannockburn, said weapons were banned during the short march to the battle site.
But the National Trust for Scotland, which owns the battlefield, said weapons would be allowed on the field. Participants would have to leave them in their cars while marching through the village and then retrieve them"
Boys will be boys, what fun is it recreating a battle that took place in 1314 if you can`t brandish axes and swords?
If a young boy sees his dad recreate a battle playing with an axe and sword, it`s going to inspire him to learn and appreciate history. But if he sees his father play war using a paper mache or imaginary sword, he`s going to conclude that history is for wimps.
Thank goodness that there`s nary a wimp in the National Trust for Scotland, and they let men be men.
The recreation sounds like bloody fun, hundreds of men are expected to participate and thousands of spectators will be there as well.
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