Leeds steps back in time for congress

Georgina Lambert dressed as Daenerys Targaryen. PIC: PA
Georgina Lambert dressed as Daenerys Targaryen. PIC: PA
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The winter is coming...to Leeds.

A replica of the throne made famous by TV’s Game of Thrones was put on display for the International Medieval Congress in the city.

Sword-bearing knights, costumed dancers and replicas all featured as part of the historical extravaganza held at the University of Leeds.

More than 2,500 researchers and scholars from more than 50 countries attended the event, which is one of Europe’s largest annual academic gatherings.

Yesterday, for the last day of the congress, a number of medieval-inspired activities took place around University Square for a Making Leeds Medieval event. There were displays of crafts and local produce as well as live entertainment including music, combat displays, re-enactments and falconry.

The celebration concluded with an informal dance workshop.