No matter where you look in history, there have always been the elite, and the not-so-elite. This was never more so than in the middle-ages when everyone knew "Their station" in life.
Just about the bottom of the pile was the cadger. He was either (in effect) the village idiot, or the oldest, somewhat infirm person in the area. His job was to carry the cadge-the frame that we see here-into the field with the hunting falcons on it. They would then be released for his Lord and her Lady.
The phrase "Old codger" meaning doddery old man, come directly from "Old cadger"
They clearly didn't have an old cadger for this reenactment!
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