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Links for Reenactors

 

Reenactment Resource Websites

The Campfire Reenactment forum from Britannia

HistRenact A huge Reenactment database of information on websites, events, links, sellers

Living History A resource site for reenactors and Forum

The Scriptorium a site dedicated to all things medieval, from recipes, heraldry to re-enactment groups and suppliers

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Reenactment Publications

Skirmish Magazine for Reenactors

 

Affiliated Sites

Early Medieval Alliance A group of societies that take part in Medieval events and help with combat guidelines

NARES National Association of Re-Enactment Socities

 

Reenactment Events

Azincourt Alliance The reenactment of the famous battle of Agincourt 1415

Bannockburn, Coity, Oystermouth, Tatton The Plantaganet Events

 

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Re-enactment Fairs and Markets

Historic Traders Association

International Living History Fayre Reenactors Market

National Living History Fayre

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival MMedieval Fayre and Battle

The Original Reenactors Market - TORM

 

Equipment, Arms and Armour Manufacturers

Andy Burke Historical Footwear

Armchair Armoury chain, ring and plate armour

Bowstock Leatherworking and leatherworking tools

Busy Mole Music Makers of small harps, lyres and psalteries

Cap-à-Pie Authentic Medieval Maille

Cloak'd and Daggered Cloaks and period clothing from a specialist UK cloak maker

Replica Crossbow World manufacturer of fully functional historical crossbows

DIY Archery for people who like to shoot what they have built

Grunal Moneta authentic-style hammered coins, from Greek to the English Civil War and travelling mint

Herts Specialist Fabrics Supplier of cloth to the Historical Re-enactment World

Hector Cole Ironwork medieval arrowsmithing and ironworking

Heritage Tents medieval tent manufacturers

History Box Medieval Seals

House of Sculthorpe online historical costume fabric shop & haberdashery

Kats Hats Headdresses from the 13-15th Centuries

Lancaster Armoury High quality Weapons and Armour for full contact combat

Mcleod Armour Made to order Armour specialising in the 14th Century

Medieval Market Polish supplier of various Medieval items

Past Tents vendor and hirer of reenactment tents

Knight in armour with sword and shield

 

Historical Information, Websites, Sites and Museums

Abandoned Communities, communities abandoned through time

Anglo Norman Castles Guides to UK castles

Armour Archive on-line Journal devoted to teaching people how to make armour

Battle Field Guides The guild for guide to battle field sites

Battle Fields Trust Detailed information on battles of britain including location maps

British History Online medieval and modern history of the British Isles

British Library online collection of and illuminated manuscipts including the Luttrell Psalter and turning the pages

Calendar of Patent Rolls - Searchable for Edward I, II, III, Henry III, IV, V, VI, Richard II

Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

Castle Explorer for England, Wales and Scotland

Castles of Britain Information on where to visit and even stay or banquet in a castle

The Churches Conservation Trust- looking after the redundant Church of England Churches

Clash of Steel for military history enthusiasts

Current Archaeology Britain's favourite Archaeology magazine

Edward II Forum discussion on the reign of Edward II and 14th century history

Effigies and Brasses information from the 12-15th Century

English Monarchs and Scottish Monarchs, their biographies and residences

Fitzwilliam Museum

Guédelon constructing a 13th Century Medieval Castle

Historic UK the History and Heritage accomodation guide

History Today in print since 1951 and online archives since 1980

History UK

Internet Archive Online archive of a variety of media types including books

Magna Carta 2015 the 800th anniversary

Marc Carlson's homepage with some good articles on medieval shoes and clothing

Medieval Manuscipts on the web

myArmoury.com A resource for Historic Arms and Armour Collectors

Museum of London Ceramics Collection

New Archaeology Archaeology articles and resources covering a wide range of archaeological topics

Osprey Publishing A good series of books covering all aspects of medieval warfare

Oxford University Manuscripts Collection digital copies of manuscripts, LUNA

NetSERF Logo NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

Royal Amouries a huge collection of Medieval arms and armour

The Simon de Montfort Society The history of Simon de Montfort

The Soldier in Later Medieval England a searcheable database of soldierg from 1369 to 1453

Statute Laws of England listed chronologically

Vidimus Vidimus medieval Stained Glass On line Free Magazine

Wallace Collection large London collection of Medieval weapons and armour

Wales National Library contains a collection of online medieval manuscripts

 

Reenactment Groups

Anmod Dracan Viking to 14th Century reenactment group based in North East England

Black Ravens Australian based 14th Century focused reenactment group

British Plate Armour Society 14th and 15th Century Reenactment

Companions Of The Longbow a club promoting the skills and use of the medieval longbow

Company of Chivalry 14th Century Medieval Renenactment from 1370

Cosmeston Manor Archers, Archery group based at Cosmeston Medieval Village

Devon Medieval Combat Alliance, South West England Based Reenactment group

Escafeld Medieval Society, a Sheffield based reenactment group

The Erpyngham Retinue Medieval reneactment group

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Lincolnshire group focused on historical cookery

Knights in Battle Sheffield based reenactment group

Knights of Longshank re-enacting the 14th and 15th Century, based in North West England

Knights of the Northern Realm A Canadian Medieval Combat group with a strong emphasis on accurate 14th Century armour

Knights of Skirbeck Reenactment group based in Boston, UK

Medieval Combat Society 14th Century Southern UK group with archery, combat, dancing, banqueting, living history

Milites Alraunae A polish based historical fencing group

Paladins of Chivalry 14th Century reenactment group

Plantagenet Medieval Society re-enacting scenes from the Medieval period

Plymouth Medieval Society the society spans the period 1380 to 1485

The Poor Knights of St. Dysmas Medieval reenactment group

The Sons of the Dragon 14th Century and hundred years war group baesd in Wales

The Swords of Chivalry Medieval reenactment group

Swords of Mercia 14th century combat reenactment group based in Sheffield and Chesterfield

Team Falchion 14th Century reenactment group based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Tournee Recreating the age of Chivalry, 1300-1350

 

Knight with Mace

Jousting Groups

Destrier late 15th Century horse displays

The Devils Horseman horse stunt diaplay team with Gerard Naprous

The Independent Horse a medieval show for a modern day family

Knights of Middle England Medieval Jousting and stunt/trick riding

Knights of Royal England medieval jousting

Knights of the Damned jousting stunt team

 

 

 

Information For Medieval Event Organisers

Entertainers

Barney Bay juggling cabaret

Birds of Bray Leicestershire based Birds of Prey static display

Caliban's Dream Medieval, Tudor, Celtic weddings and historical events

Capriole and A Companye of Strangers, medieval singers, musicians and dancers who have performed at many banquets for the MCS

Circus Malabaristas Uk Entertainers with a wide range of Medieval acts

CJ's Birds of Prey display team

Devilstick Peat The complete fool Devistick Peat

Falconry Displays demonstrations with birds of prey

Hawk Experience birds of prey handling and display

Huxleys Bird of Prey Centre and Garden including falconry displays

Kester the Jester Milton Keynes based Medieval Jester

Ledbury Waytes Medieval and Tudor Minstrels, music and dancing

Liberty's Raptor and Reptile Centre offsite displays available

Medieval World jousting and live medieval entertainment

PeterKin Fool by appointment, Jester

Raphael Falconry professional historial falconers

Raptorcare Falconry authentic to 14th century falconry

Robin The Piper bagpiper and recorder player
based in Devon, UK

Street Entertainers a diverse range of performers from street theatre to circus

Topper juggler/unicyclist performing all juggling skills, including knives and fire

Trouvère costumed band of medieval minstrels presenting songs, music, storytelling and dance

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display displays of falconry

Knights Challenge

County Fetes

 

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Medieval Sites and Venues

Farnham Castle, Surrey, a 12th Century castle catering for weddings and corporate events

Halls To Hire

Historic Royal Palaces

History and Heritage Accomodation Guide

Stansted Mountfitchet Castle an 11th Century Norman Motte and Bailey

 

Medieval Education

Happening History Interactive history schools, mueums, historical sites and events

Tabulae online listing of resources for the heritage and education industries

 

Food and Drink

Feast and Banquet Service banquet catering for a variety of functions

Gode Cookery Medieval Cookery

Herts Hog Roasts, Hemel Hempstead based hire of Hog Roasts or will cater on site

Historic Food Courses and Recipes

The Hog Roast Hire Company Oxfordshire based with a variety of options for hire of Hog Roasts

Lurgashall Winery, Domesday Mead and other wines

Martins Jerked Meat

Medieval Banquets - banquet company that will come to you

S & M Butchers Essex based Hogroast or Lambroast for hire, they cook, carve and serve the hog/lamb at a time of your choice

 

Other Links

Outlands SCA group

SALUTE Wargaming Convention of the South London Warlords

 

Further Useful Links

Poitiers Medieval Knight and Archer

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