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The Battle of Grolle – 1627 (2019 day 1)...

The Battle of Grolle is a regular historical re-enactment of the siege of the fortified border town of Groenlo (formerly known as Grolle) in 1627 during the Dutch Protestant Revolt against the Dutch & Spanish Catholic rulers of The Netherlands.
It is held in and around Groenlo itself every two years.
The event lasts for three days and features a historic battle re-enactment and a historic fair, with reenactors from many European countries and even some groups from Australia and U.S.A..
During the event, the reenactors try to relive the conditions of 1627 as faithfully as possible, without electricity or heating, while eating traditional food.
In the streets of Groenlo itself a 17th-century atmosphere is recreated, with beggars, street rascals, lepers, musicians and artisans.

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