The Vanquishers of Metrosexuality. Modern Knight Societies

Modern knight movements are open to people who are passionate about the Middle Ages and its culture. Fascinated with that time period, they re-enact it and popularize it which in a way makes them become a part of an experimental field of archeology. The very beginnings of the movement in Europe reach as far back as the 1960s, when the first societies that invoked the knightly culture of the Middle Ages were founded in Great Britain. In Poland it started three decades ago, thanks to Zygmunt Kwiatkowski who in 1977 staged a medieval performance at the castle in Golub-Dobrzyn. Till this day Golub-Dobrzyn remains the scene of numerous battles and tournaments which attract dozens of knight societies from all over Europe.