Skip to comments.Medieval Knight Re-enactor Killed After Accidentally Impaling Himself with His Lance
Posted on 10/11/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Friends and family of a beloved Medieval knight re-enactor have been left stunned after the Virginia man accidentally impaled himself with his lance during a re-enactment event over the weekend.
Peter Barclay, 53, was competing in an equestrian game in front of a crowd in Williamstown, Kentucky Saturday when he was fatally injured.
Participating in events under the knight name of Master Terafan Greydragon, Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms.
Peter, a military veteran, was airlifted to a hospital but died en route.
Everybody that knew him is just dead stunned, President of the Society of Creative Anachronism John Fulton told WLWT. His ability, his skill and his attention to detail and safety is just totaled.
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BTW, Sunday is the anniversary of the battle of Hastings ...
Hope he knew Jesus.
I read about Assegai spears and thought it would be cool to order one from Amazon. But, then I thought that something like this might happen and didn’t act on the impulse.
Hoisted on his own Petard.
Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms.
Sad story and all but how do you get killed by a paper plate?
Boy, he really stuck it to himself.
The paper plate won.
Very sad, but accidents happen with sharp implements. My sympathy to his family and friends.
Two weeks from today is the anniversary of Agincourt.
Chainmail. Wear it.
I once got curious about what petards could possibly have been... they were gunpowder explosives used for breaching castle walls. Like medieval C-4. Apparently they were a bit twitchy and more than few medieval combat engineers got hoisted.
Agincourt - where the French cavalry got bogged down literally.
Do you know what one calls a Medieval masturbaitor ?
Probably apocryphal, but some legend has it that raising the middle finger as an act of defiance had its roots at Agincourt. As the story goes, the French so hated the English archers that if captured, they would lol of the archer’s middle fingers rendering them ineffective. In defiance the archers would flip the bird to the French arrayed before them.
I always assumed a petard was a rope/pulley deal to help get a weighted down knight (chain mail, etc.) up onto his horse. Now that I looked it up, I like the saying even better.
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