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This Is Not The Battle Reenactment You’re Looking For

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The commemoration of the Battle of Hastings is something I am not entirely familiar with, although I’m certain of one detail: an Imperial Stormtrooper seems out of place here — the same goes for the Iron Patriot.

According to METRO, all are welcome…

Attendees at an English Heritage re-enactment event celebrating several famous battles from the past were left scratching their heads after a Stormtropper turned up looking to take part.

More than 2,000 people showed up to the History Live event in Northamptonshire.

They were dressed in costumes worn throughout English military history, including the Battle of Hastings, Wars of the Roses and the D-Day landings.

But for some reason at least one of the participants thought it would be a good idea to wear a Star Wars costume, apparently deciding the event needed a little science fiction to spice things up.

The Stormtropper could be seen mixing with the crowd and acting like nothing was out of place.

We can only imagine the Star Wars fan had made a mistake and thought films were included in the event, otherwise we dread to think what type of history he was taught at school.