Description: Roman Comedy provide something other groups don’t: a roman themed stand-up comedian. We cater for large festivals and smaller after dinner affairs in which the comedian can speak from 10 minutes up to an hour on the lighter side of the Roman occupation of Britain. Topics covered are the Celts, bathhouses and why the Romans [...]
We are a multi-disciplinary company that designs, plans, co-ordinates and delivers cultural heritage events and interpretation for virtually every historical period with a complete Historical Event Service. Our range of historical periods and events covers live interpretation, re-enactments, multi-period spectaculars, Medieval festivals, battles and sieges, historical markets and fayres, maritime events and air shows, craft [...]
“Shedding Light on the Dark Ages” Weorod are a small independent group of Historical Re-enactors who specialise in providing Living History and Historical Re-enactment displays for both local and national events. Based in Portsmouth Hampshire we recreate one of the most decisive eras in the history of Britain, the years between 428 and 1066, the [...]
The Chepstowe Garrison is an independent multi-period Living History Group based in Chepstow Castle, South Wales. The group meets monthly at the castle and also has regular discussion & social evenings. We have various interactive living history displays covering aspects of life in the Castle through the ages (e.g. crafts, cookery, medicine, archery, musketry, cannon [...]
A research and re-enactment organisation specialising in the authentic reconstruction and testing of Roman military equipment, including artillery, weapons and armour. These are used by the drill squad of the Society (the Vexillation Legionis Geminae) in re-enactments and monthly training sessions at the Roman fort at Baginton, near Coventry. Lectures, talks and displays for schools, [...]
The Guard was formed in 1972 to study the Roman Army and to reconstruct armour and equipment. It has gained a worldwide reputation for authenticity and professionalism and takes part in displays for English Heritage, museums and others both at home and abroad. Repertoire also includes filming and talks to schools.
Research & award winning re-enactments from 350 AD-650 AD for film & television, including Gladiator & Time Team. Also the Britannia Gladiator group perform public displays for museums in amphitheatres (Cadw) and for television.
Presenting and illuminating the life of a Roman soldier in Britain, by way of informative, educational and interactive experiences for all ages. We provide some of the only full time professional Romans in Britain and are available throughout the year, enduring the British climate with authentic clothing and equipment. We constantly update our knowledge and [...]
Ludus Gladiatorius is a group based that seeks to recreate something of the professional gladiatorial games and their history from 100-200AD. We are based in Fareham, Hampshire UK, and meet regularly to train each Thursday to practice our fighting and carry out research.
Research into and re-enactment of the Iron Age Celts, including fighting styles and living history.
One of the UKs leading early medieval re-enactment societies, ERA depicts aspects of life in post-Roman Britain of the 5th and 6th centuries. We can display a wide range of craft skills (including weaving, spinning, dyeing, woodworking, forge-work, casting etc) as well as military skills. (ERA UK NO LONGER EXISTS)
A historical group staging displays and living-history demonstrations in two main historical periods; 9th Century Saxon & Early 18th Century Maritime.
King Edward III (1327-1377) and his son Edward of Woodstock, more popularly known as The Black Prince, held many Chivalric foot tournaments of the Nobility and Knights, which the MCS recreates, complete with all its pomp and pageantry. It was a time when England lay claim to the throne of France, with victories at Crecy, [...]
Since its conception, LEG II AVG’s military section has grown to include in its displays; soldiers, artillery, engineers, bowmen, medical staff, musical instruments, cartograph and much more for events and filming. The civilian section includes a working popina (snack bar), a mosaicist, masseur, lawyer, gladiators, games and much more.
See Arbeia Society. Third century auxiliary soldiers and civilians
Founded in 1971, The Vikings are the oldest and largest Dark Age re-enactment society in the UK, and probably the world. With over 700 members throughout Britain, and others in Europe and the US, The Vikings are the premier society presenting re-enactments of the Viking Age. While the Society concentrates mainly on the 10th Century, [...]
An Iron Age and early Roman re-enactment society that interprets history through the medium of experimental archaeology, reconstruction and living history. A ‘Vicus’ is a settlement that grows outside of Roman military bases to cater to the needs of the soldiers (and their money), Likely to have originally been of a temporary nature, these settlements [...]
Guarderobe can provide living history interpreters for events, archaeological sites, museums, schools, local society talks etc. Periods covered include military and/or everyday life in the following: Roman, Gladiator, Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman, Medieval, Tudor, Gunpowder Plot, Victorian, WW1 & WWII. We can also offer themed support as well as hands on children’s activities suitable for [...]
A Historical and sociable Re-enactment society (872-950AD) which rarely chooses to do displays but has great fun within its historical field. We are open to all persons over the age of 18 years who enjoys early medieval craft, role-play, fighting and banquets. Like most reasonable living history groups we have made useful contributions to the [...]