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BAJR Directory: Re-enactment

 

Re-enactment and Living History Groups

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PREHISTORIC PERIOD : ( 3 Groups)

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Potted History -

Main area of activity: -

I am a Potter/Experimental Archaeologist working from my studio "Crown Studio Gallery" in Rothbury, North Northumberland. I offer a wide variety of services including demonstrations, workshops, talks, lectures, replicas, reconstructions and museum displays and travel throughout the United Kingdom. I specialise in Prehistoric,Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery of Britain and Ireland but can also cover the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. I have also successfully created replicas of Ancient Greek and Egyptian pottery.

To the casual observer, ancient pots in museum cases sometimes appear quite boring, I know that they're not! They are filled with clues about the lives of the craftspeople that created them. In my Demonstrations and "Hands-on" Workshops, I bring them to life by demonstrating the processes that went into their creation, and the part that they played in the lives of their makers, in a lively, educational and entertaining way.

Ancient Craft -

Main area of activity: UK

Ancientcraft is dedicated to the archaeology of primitive crafts and technologies during prehistory (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age) and extending into late Roman. This includes references to materials such as lithics (also known as "flintknapping"), wood, bone, horn, leather, metals and cloth (linen and wool).


CELTIC PERIOD : ( 7 Groups)

Brigantia -

Main area of activity: South England

BRIGANTIA is an historical re-enactment society dedicated to the pagan tribes of Britain of the third to first centuries BC, also known as The Celts.

Vicus -

Main area of activity: North England

We aim to represent the period of the roman invasion to the battle of Mons Graupis (so in essance AD43 to AD89). As far as we know the we are the only Combat 1st C group in Britain, as such we have Legionarys representing the 9th legion Auxillarys representing the 1st Coh Brittannicus and two Tribes of Britons.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Potted History -

Main area of activity: -

I am a Potter/Experimental Archaeologist working from my studio "Crown Studio Gallery" in Rothbury, North Northumberland. I offer a wide variety of services including demonstrations, workshops, talks, lectures, replicas, reconstructions and museum displays and travel throughout the United Kingdom. I specialise in Prehistoric,Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery of Britain and Ireland but can also cover the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. I have also successfully created replicas of Ancient Greek and Egyptian pottery.

To the casual observer, ancient pots in museum cases sometimes appear quite boring, I know that they're not! They are filled with clues about the lives of the craftspeople that created them. In my Demonstrations and "Hands-on" Workshops, I bring them to life by demonstrating the processes that went into their creation, and the part that they played in the lives of their makers, in a lively, educational and entertaining way.

Rent A Celt -

Main area of activity: UK

- Rent-a Celt can be hired on a daily basis to attend and inhabit your Iron Age reconstructed settlement or museum site as a character actor with a variety of accurate characters to suspend audiences belief.

- For those interested, I offer an alternative school visit based on Theatre in Education in which a professional theatre production is created around the Celts with each child being engaged in the show.

- An Historical Advisor for your up coming production

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK

We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Dumnonika -

Main area of activity: -

Unlike most Iron Age re-enactment groups we focus our presentation (where possible) on a specific area and time period, avoiding a mixture of kit separated by hundreds of miles and hundreds of years. By covering the 1st Century AD we can present both the period preceding and immediately following the coming of Rome to Britain. By representing a tribe that was apparently so little touched by the arrival of the legions, we can show the colour and culture of the British people that existed even before Rome’s ‘civilising’ influence, or work alongside Roman groups covering the invasion.


ROMAN PERIOD : ( 14 Groups)

Antonine Guard -

Main area of activity: Scotland

Living History Re-enactment Society and have adopted the Legio VI Victrix Pia Fidelis as our parent legion,this being one of the legions which built the Antonine Wall and Hadrians Wall.

Ermine Street Guard -

Main area of activity: South England

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.

LEG II AVG -

Main area of activity: South England

Since its inception, over 15 years ago, LEG II AVG's military and civilian section has grown from strength to strength to become one of Europe’s pre-eminent Roman re-enactment groups .

Legio VIII Augusta -

Main area of activity: Wales

We do a lot more than military re-enactment and fighting...After all, there was a lot more to Roman Britain than soldiers, and we aim to present the broadest possible picture of life in our chosen period.

Ludus Claudia - Gladiator School -

Main area of activity: South England

Ludus Gladiatorius is a Hampshire based Gladiatorial History Society. Through direct research, experimental archaeology and displays we accurately portray the Roman gladiators of the 2nd Century AD.

Vicus -

Main area of activity: North England

We aim to represent the period of the roman invasion to the battle of Mons Graupis (so in essance AD43 to AD89). As far as we know the we are the only Combat 1st C group in Britain, as such we have Legionarys representing the 9th legion Auxillarys representing the 1st Coh Brittannicus and two Tribes of Britons.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Potted History -

Main area of activity: -

I am a Potter/Experimental Archaeologist working from my studio "Crown Studio Gallery" in Rothbury, North Northumberland. I offer a wide variety of services including demonstrations, workshops, talks, lectures, replicas, reconstructions and museum displays and travel throughout the United Kingdom. I specialise in Prehistoric,Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery of Britain and Ireland but can also cover the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. I have also successfully created replicas of Ancient Greek and Egyptian pottery.

To the casual observer, ancient pots in museum cases sometimes appear quite boring, I know that they're not! They are filled with clues about the lives of the craftspeople that created them. In my Demonstrations and "Hands-on" Workshops, I bring them to life by demonstrating the processes that went into their creation, and the part that they played in the lives of their makers, in a lively, educational and entertaining way.

Rent A Celt -

Main area of activity: UK

- Rent-a Celt can be hired on a daily basis to attend and inhabit your Iron Age reconstructed settlement or museum site as a character actor with a variety of accurate characters to suspend audiences belief.

- For those interested, I offer an alternative school visit based on Theatre in Education in which a professional theatre production is created around the Celts with each child being engaged in the show.

- An Historical Advisor for your up coming production

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK

We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Comitatus -

Main area of activity: -

Comitatus is Britain's leading Late Roman re-enactment group helping to set a new standard in historical authenticity. Putting on events across the North and down into the Midlands, the group is able to bring to an event a complete living history presentation demonstrating the life and skills of the Late Roman army, including infantry, cavalry, archery, artillery and everyday life.

Dumnonika -

Main area of activity: -

Unlike most Iron Age re-enactment groups we focus our presentation (where possible) on a specific area and time period, avoiding a mixture of kit separated by hundreds of miles and hundreds of years. By covering the 1st Century AD we can present both the period preceding and immediately following the coming of Rome to Britain. By representing a tribe that was apparently so little touched by the arrival of the legions, we can show the colour and culture of the British people that existed even before Rome’s ‘civilising’ influence, or work alongside Roman groups covering the invasion.

The BATAVI -

Main area of activity: Midlands and South

The BATAVI are a small, friendly group who re-enact military and civilian life in the 4th to 6th centuries A.D.

Our military activities are based around a late Roman army unit, the Batavi Iuniores Britanniciani, which arrived in Britain in 360 A.D. and returned in 367 A.D. They then formed part of the mobile field army and remained here at least until the end of Roman rule in Britain. There is a strong probability that parts of the unit may have stayed to defend Britain against the Saxon invaders, as part of the Romano-British forces into the 5th century.

We also have a small late Roman Navy section and a civilian wing which displays everyday life, crafts and cookery from the period.

Roman mosaic workshop -

Main area of activity: Suffolk

I run living history demonstrations of Roman mosaics from 1st century BCE - 6th century CE. Alongside that I teach a number of workshops which include; The Rules in Roman mosaics and why they are different from modern work, geometric patterns, drawing out and setting a mosaic.

I have run these workshops in different forms for, among others, The British Museum, Chedworth Roman Villa, Wolfson College, Oxford, Warwick University


SAXON & VIKING PERIOD :(30 Groups)

Tribes and Clans of Anglesey -

Main area of activity: Wales

Anglesey is an elite mercenary fighting group within the Society for Creative Anachronism, Markland Medieval Mercenary Militia (on occasion), and Dagorhir.

ERA -

Main area of activity: UK

ERA is a family-orientated, UK based re-enactment society whose primary purpose is to bring the past to life and to shed a little light into part of the period of British history that is still sometimes referred to as ‘The Dark Ages’. Our ‘core’ period of interest covers the years 410-577AD, from the end of Roman rule in Britain to the Battle of Dyrham

Mogh Roith -

Main area of activity: Ireland

Mogh Roith are a small Historical Re-enactment group based in Counties Clare and Limerick, in the Republic of Ireland. We are individuals drawn together by our interest in Irish History, historical arts and crafts and methods of war and combat throughout the ages. The group aims to bring to life their interest in history in an exciting and dynamic way and make it accessible to the general public.

Anglo-Saxons -

Main area of activity: North England

'The Anglo-Saxons' is a group of enthusiasts re-enacting the lives of the Anglo-Saxon people in England during the 5th and 6th Centuries and the 10th and 11th Centuries.

The Vikings -

Main area of activity: UK

Founded in 1971, The Vikings are the oldest and largest Dark Age re-enactment society in the UK, and probably the world.

Cestrescire -

Main area of activity: South England

Cheshire in the years 950AD to 1066AD. Cestrescire accurately recreates the culture of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, including dress, weapons, combat and general living during this period.

Dark Ages Charitable Trust -

Main area of activity: South England

We are a registered charity set up to promote interest in the Dark Ages, the Viking & Saxon period.
We are developing a 7-acre site to include Medows, Ring Fort, Woodland and Hedgerows.

Gwerin Y Gwyr -

Main area of activity: Wales

Swansea branch of Regia Anglorum a Dark Ages Reenactment and Living History Society.

Regia Anglorum -

Main area of activity: UK

A thousand years ago, people like you and me lived, loved and died here in the Islands of Britain. Their lives are far away in time, separated from us by thirty generations. Yet they were very like us, just as cheerful, just as sad, just as generous, just as mean- spirited, just as skilled and just as fumble-fingered as we are today.

It is a mistake to think that because they had no television or computers that they were one whit less intelligent than we who live where they lived. Their names have come down to us in the tell of the years and from the time of Alfred the Great to the reign of Richard the Lionheart, we do our best to present a living image of the Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Welsh and Norman people in our period of interest. We are anglers, aristocrats and archers; riders, sailors, and tanners; warriors, weavers and woodcarvers. You can live like a Lord or Peasant, fight in the shield wall with your shoulder companion - you can do all of these things and so much more beside.

Now in our twenty-first year of historical re-creation, Regia Anglorum is probably the best re-enactment society in the world in our period.

Haukur -

Main area of activity: South England

Haukur is a local group, based in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey, of The Vikings, which was 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, some events are set in the wider period from 790 to 1066, with the appropriate modifications to dress and equipment used.

Hwitmearum -

Main area of activity: South England

Hwitmearum is the Oxfordshire branch of Regia Anglorum and operates within the county boundaries as defined within the Domesday Book. We recreate the life and times of the Dark Ages from 850-1100AD, with predominantly a Saxon bias, however we do have a developing Viking interest.

Ydalir Vikings -

Main area of activity: Central England

Ydalir is the Manchester group of The Vikings, the UK's oldest and largest Dark Age re-enactment society. Our events present a wide range of aspects of life in Viking age Europe, from combat displays to demonstrations of everyday domestic Crafts.

Ormsgar -

Main area of activity: South England

'Ormsgard' is the collective name for a troupe of historical re-enactors who travel around England presenting Dark Ages theatrical performances and Living History displays for events of all sizes including schools, village-fêtes, historical societies, television, film and National Trust properties.

Dark Ages Society -

Main area of activity: South England

"The DAS" is a small, and therefore friendly, group established for over 30 years, so we have a very broad age range of people from different backgrounds, reflected in our members' varied interests: history, crafts, fighting or experimental archaeology. To re-create a time of Viking Invasion and of Anglo-Saxon resistance led by Alfred the Great, in the late 9th Century! DAS events are held at weekends and are usually private. We do occasional displays or living history events, but, unlike many other re-enactment groups these are not our sole reason for existing. Members enjoyment is our most important factor; not fees or publicity.

Wryngwyrm -

Main area of activity: South England

Founded in 1971, The Vikings are the oldest and largest dark age re-enactment society in the UK with over 700 members throughout Britain and others in Europe and North America. Our aim is to provide an entertaining, accurate and educational portrayal of the Viking, Saxon and Norman period. We have an equal emphasis on demonstrating both the daily life and the more warlike aspects of this most turbulent time in our history.

Wirhalh Skip Felagr -

Main area of activity: N. Wales, Wirral, Liverpool & Chester

Established in 1998 the Wirhalh Skip Felagr (The Wirral Ship Fellowship) is Merseyside's leading early medieval Living History group, and is part of the much larger national/international "dark age" reenactment society Regia Anglorum. The Skip Felagr focus primarily upon the Hiberno Norse Vikings who settled the Wirral in 902AD, but we are able to portray other cultures from the beginning of the Viking invasion in 793AD to beyond the Norman conquest in 1066AD.

Sceaftesige Garrison -

Main area of activity: South England

Sceaftesige Garrison is a historical re-enactment group interested in Dark Age history, particularly the Saxon and Viking cultures. We study and provide public demonstrations (living history) of a wide variety of Saxon and Viking crafts, showing the structure of the Dark Age society and their beliefs. We also show how the vikings and saxons waged their military campaigns, displaying typical viking and saxon military equipment and the combat techniques used.

Y Cantref Breiniol -

Main area of activity: Wales

We are a battle Re-enactment society, which attempts to recreate the early Middle Ages, primarily the 10th and 11th Centuries.
Britain at this period was influenced by many different cultures. Saxon, Viking and Norman being the most commonly portrayed.

Gael Agus Gall -

Main area of activity: ireland

Gael Agus Gall was formed in the summer of 1995 by a group of history enthusiasts keen to bring back to life the ways of our ancestors from a thousand years ago.

The name Gael Agus Gall, which translates literally as “Irish and Foreigner”, derives from a 12th. century manuscript entitled “Cogadh Gaedel Re Gallaib”.

This name was chosen specifically to represent both the Gaelic and Norse elements of Irish society as it existed over a thousand years ago.

Hwicce -

Main area of activity: England

Hwicce is a mercenary group covering the many different peoples of the dark ages, based in north buckinghamshire and northamptonshire, we are part of a bigger organisation called The Vikings who have over 700 members and are the oldest viking re-enactment society in Great Britain. We re-enact the 10th century viking and saxon period but sometimes go earlier and often go further afield. Our time is spent fighting and socialising around a campfire. Feel free to contact us and maybe join in our merriment.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Potted History -

Main area of activity: -

I am a Potter/Experimental Archaeologist working from my studio "Crown Studio Gallery" in Rothbury, North Northumberland. I offer a wide variety of services including demonstrations, workshops, talks, lectures, replicas, reconstructions and museum displays and travel throughout the United Kingdom. I specialise in Prehistoric,Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery of Britain and Ireland but can also cover the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. I have also successfully created replicas of Ancient Greek and Egyptian pottery.

To the casual observer, ancient pots in museum cases sometimes appear quite boring, I know that they're not! They are filled with clues about the lives of the craftspeople that created them. In my Demonstrations and "Hands-on" Workshops, I bring them to life by demonstrating the processes that went into their creation, and the part that they played in the lives of their makers, in a lively, educational and entertaining way.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK

We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Bedstedhave -

Main area of activity: -

Bedstedhave is a reenactment group in Ringsted, Denmark. We arrange a yearly Viking market and offer courses in black smith work and medieval art such as icons with Scandinavian, national and local saints. The Icon painter and the Viking black smith can be booked as intermediate workshops or as actors. We are usually booked on medieval and Viking markets in Denmark but we also travel abroad with our costumes, tents etc. Our websites are www.bestedhave.dk and www.galleri-magica.dk but only in Danish (sorry)

Weorod -

Main area of activity: UK

"Shedding Light on the Dark Ages" - Weorod are a small, independent group of Historical Interpretors who specialise in providing Living History and Re-enactment displays for both local and national events. Based in Portsmouth, Hampshire they recreate one of the most decisive eras in the history of Britain, the years from 532 to 682, during the Early Medieval or Dark Age period. Portraying the lives of the early Jutish settlers of the Migration Period in Southern Hampshire, they provide an accurate representation of what early medieval life may have looked like.

Wuffa -

Main area of activity: East Anglia

Re-enactment and living history society based in East Anglia in the Great Yamouth/Lowestoft area. Undertake events/shows/filming. Currently looking for new mwmbwers...all welcome. We practice at Burgh Castle, Norfolk.

Vikings of Middle England -

Main area of activity: Leicester

The Vikings of Middle England are an Historical Entertainment, Living History and Viking Re-Enactment Society based in Leicester, UK. We perform to audiences across the country, showing the struggles and victories of our Viking, Saxon and Norman ancestors. Made up of volunteer members, we provide spectacularly visceral combat displays, dramatic acted scenarios and an extensive 'living history' encampment that breathes as craftsmen and women go about their business. It's educational, entertaining, extraordinary.

Wychurst -

Main area of activity: South England

Alone of all re-enactment societies, Regia Anglorum owns a permanent site. Situated about sixty miles from central London and in a patch of secluded woodland near Canterbury in Kent, We are constructing a fortified manor house from the Late Anglo-Saxon period. This is a project that we have been working on for over 10 years now and below is a diary of it's constuction

Cestrefeld -

Main area of activity: Central England

Cestrefeld is an Early Medieval living history group covering the whole of Derbyshire. We are a member group of the national society Regia Anglorum and take part in a huge variety of national and local shows throughout the year.

We specialise in recreating the period 850 to 1066 (from around the birth of King Alfred to the Norman Invasion), the later part of what is traditionally called the Dark Ages or the Viking Age, and have members portraying roles from all walks of life. We can however portray people from the early Saxon period through to the 1200s.

The BATAVI -

Main area of activity: Midlands and South

The BATAVI are a small, friendly group who re-enact military and civilian life in the 4th to 6th centuries A.D.

Our military activities are based around a late Roman army unit, the Batavi Iuniores Britanniciani, which arrived in Britain in 360 A.D. and returned in 367 A.D. They then formed part of the mobile field army and remained here at least until the end of Roman rule in Britain. There is a strong probability that parts of the unit may have stayed to defend Britain against the Saxon invaders, as part of the Romano-British forces into the 5th century.

We also have a small late Roman Navy section and a civilian wing which displays everyday life, crafts and cookery from the period.


MEDIEVAL & TUDOR PERIOD : ( 57 Groups)

Medieval Siege Society -

Main area of activity: UK

We are a group of re-enactors and living history enthusiasts of all ages - we even have three generation family memberships, who have combined to re-enact the conflicts & campaign life of the high medieval period which covers the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Years' War (circa 1350-1490) though currently the majority of members plump for the later end of this period.

Great Northwood Bowmen -

Main area of activity: South England

This site is the home of the Great Northwood Bowmen. We are a Medieval Longbow Archery and re-enactment Society based in London. Our aim as a re-enactment society is to present an accurate impression of people who lived in the 14th and 15th centuries and insodoing we are committed to providing exciting and varied shows for both organisers, the public and of course for our members!

British Plate Armour Society -

Main area of activity: UK

MEDIEVAL RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY, Covering a large period in history (1300-1485) there are limitless ideas for costume and armour, from archer to fully armoured Knight, cannon crew to skirmisher. This is a hobby that can cost as much or as little as you want, as most of the basic equipment can be made at home, the extras are up to you!

We have no restrictions on woman fighting, other than they must dress as men and take on a male character whilst in battle. There are a number of non-combatant roles available such as archer, cannon crew, handgunner, standard bearer, musician, page. Our minimum age is 18, although younger members are OK as part of a family. You must be 18 or over to fight.

We travel all over the country during the summer months (and sometimes the winter too) performing at a wide variety of events, from small village fayres to large multi-society re-enactment's of up to 1500 people, as well as film and video work.

Collegiate of Knight Templar -

Main area of activity: Wales

This is our encampment in a strange land.

We are Wales only Knight Templar Based re-enactment group, we do our best to cover as many time periods as possible but specialize in the 11th to the 14th century.

We travel all over the country attending battles such as Templecomb,

Tintagel and Cosmeston and will continue to do so along as we are able.

Ecorcheur Medieval Society -

Main area of activity: Central England

The Company Ecorcheur was formed in 1991 by a group of experienced re-enactors from a number of existing medieval societies. Now in our 14th year, the society continues to grow from strength to strength. The society was set up with the aim of providing both an accurate and entertaining portrayal of military and civillian life in the last half of the fifteenth century.

Company of 1415 (Archers) -

Main area of activity: South England

Band of individuals with a common interest in demonstrating both the Medieval Longbow and all forms of Middle Ages martial arts. Regularly field 30-40 men (and women), not only archers but men-at-arms, Knights in full plate armour and lately a pair of early medieval cannon just to start the show with a bang. We perform at several venues in the south east throughout the summer months. The most regular (and the nicest) being Hever Castle throughout the summer holidays, as well as the odd foray to refight Tewkesbury, Bosworth and Agincourt, fought on the 25th October 1415 (is there anybody who is still mystified by the name?).

Company of Ordinance -

Main area of activity: South England

The aim of the Company is to provide a Re-Enactment and Living History group consisting of archers, crossbowmen, hand gunners, gunners craftsmen and camp followers to demonstrate the domestic and military camp life and crafts of the 15th century. This is achieved through the medium of reconstructing soldiers camps, providing narrated displays of weapons skills, the demonstration of related crafts and participating in period battles. Educational (and entertaining) lectures and displays of a historical nature for schools to complement the national curriculum are also possible.

Conquest -

Main area of activity: South England

Conquest is a non profit making society dedicated to recreating the Norman, Anglo-Norman and Plantagenet (Angevin Line) period of English history 1066 - 1307AD. The society was initially conceived in 1990 and founded in early 1993 by a group of seasoned re-enactors who had similar ideas, goals and objectives. Since our first event in early May1993 we have successfully delivered over eighty five events as the sole attraction and have worked with many other societies from periods close to our own to successfully deliver major events like the Battle of Hastings re-enactment in October 2000 and many other large scale multi-society/multi-period events.

Leinster Re-enactment Society -

Main area of activity: Ireland

The Leinster Re-enactment Society exists to promote re-enactment as a method of interpreting the past. We use re-enactment of events to illustrate scenes from the military, social, commercial and everyday lives of the people of Early Mediaeval Ireland. This involves protrayal of not only the Irish of the 11th to the 14th centuries, but also the Viking, Welsh, and Norman people who settled here.

Schoole of Defence -

Main area of activity: South England

Europe has a tradition of skilled martial arts equal to any from around the world. These techniques have been shown in beautifully illustrated manuscripts produced from the early middle ages to the present day.





Cut and Thrust, The Schoole of Defence was formed to study these techniques and demonstrate them to a wider audience.



We have provided demonstrations, displays, research, lectures and studies for English Heritage, BBC, Oxford University, Wallace Collection, National Trust and many others.

Early Medieval Alliance -

Main area of activity: UK

The E.M.A. is an umbrella organisation for independent, medieval re-enactment groups, chiefly representing the period from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. Its committee are entirely made up of volunteers from the member societies; truly run by re-enactors, for re-enactors.

Erpyngham Retinue -

Main area of activity: South England

The Erpyngham Retinue, based in London, are Historical Interpreters and Consultants, we give demonstrations of life in the late 14th and early 15th Century (circa 1380-1420) throughout the country. We are able to assist with historical research and costume requirements of the Television and Film industries for period dramas set during this radical period in our history "The One Hundred Years War".

Escafeld Mediaeval Society -

Main area of activity: North England

Originally formed in 1973,Escafeld is probably one of the oldest societies of its type in the country.
The Society is based in Sheffield, Escafeld being the pre-Norman name for the city.
The object of the society is to entertain the public and generate interest in history by providing an authentic tournament set in the 13th century. A joust is a combat between two knights who may be on horseback or on foot. Escafeld do not use horses, so the fighting is on foot. The fighting is real with the combatants relying on their skills to defeat their opponents. The Ladies perform mediaeval dances during breaks in the fighting.

Ferrers Household -

Main area of activity: Central England

re-enactment group that portrays the life of a household for the period of 1450 -1500.

Our living history camp shows both civilian and military roles existing side by side during the time known as the War of The Roses. Our society is a volunteer organisation that exists to accurately re-enact late medieval life for the enjoyment of the general public and ourselves.

Feudal Archers -

Main area of activity: South England

Feudal Archers was formed in February 1998 by an experienced group of re-enactors, as a living history group based on the period 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns of four kings - Stephen, Henry II, Richard I and John.



We try to portray many aspects of life in the 12th Century in a living history environment. To do this we show an authentic campsite, use a wood fire, show cookery, crafts, bow and arrow making. Some tents are open to view how medieval people may have lived whilst on the move

Fightmasters -

Main area of activity: South England

The Fightmasters are historical interpreters of late medieval fighting techniques, providing displays of individual combat with a variety of weapons.

From poleaxes and plate armour to fists and knives, the Fightmasters provide education, entertainment and, of course, action. The Fightmasters can provide demonstrations, instructions and choreography for the stage and training workshops for schools and corporate events.

Gaddgedlar -

Main area of activity: Scotland

Gaddgedlar is one of Scotland's leading re-enactment societies with a long history of providing accurate portrayals of a range of periods in the nation's turbulent history. From being principally a Fourteenth Century Society, the group has diversified and can now portray Scottish soldiers from the reign of Alexander III up to that of James VI. Though we have been somewhat quiet in recent years we are always on the look out for new members and bookings for shows.

Great Northwood Bowmen -

Main area of activity: South England

A Medieval Longbow Archery and re-enactment Society based in London. Our aim as a re-enactment society is to present an accurate impression of people who lived in the 14th and 15th centuries and insodoing we are committed to providing exciting and varied shows for both organisers, the public and of course for our members!

Gun Company -

Main area of activity: North England

The Gun Company is a 15th Century historical re-enactment group specialising in Battle re-enactment rather than Living History. We are members of The Wars of the Roses Federation, and normally fight for the Yorkist cause. If you want Living History, go talk to The White Company.
The Company, in addition to a number of small cannon, and an organ-gun (what kind of gun company would we be with no guns...), also has it's own attached infantry, the Gun Guard. These mostly consist of light armed troops, but are backed up by our own happy band of plate armour fanatics,

Wars of the Roses Federation -

Main area of activity: UK

In 2005 the WOTRF took part in the 800th Anniversary of the Huntingdon Charter and also the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of St Albans culminating in a street skirmish in the town centre. Additionally each member group has their own events, which although not hosted by the WOTRF may include other membership groups. The WOTRF tries to be as authentic as possible in portraying living history, cameos, drill displays and battle re-enactments. Its member groups abide by a strict dress standard and safety rules.

Harlech Medieval Society -

Main area of activity: Wales

We exist to recreate life and combat as it may have been in 12th & 13th Century England and Wales and to give audiences a better understanding of the weapons, history and politics of the era.
All members of the Society are historical enthusiasts and give freely of their time to appear in shows and pageants at historical sites throughout the British Isles. Many of the members have also wielded arms on the television and big screen as extras in Historical and Myth-and-Magic movies (more recently First Knight, Prince Valiant and Merlin) and in many educational/documentary programmes.

House of Bayard -

Main area of activity: South England

The House of Bayard is a 15th century medieval re-enactment and living history society. The group boasts a well deserved and respected reputation for their high standard of authenticity and accuracy in their display, dress and fighting techniques. Each member is experienced in the use of a variety of authentic weaponry and the group as a whole takes pride in practicing regularly to maintain a high level of competence.

The Household -

Main area of activity: South England

The Household are a UK based Living History Group representing an Anglo-Norman household of around the year 1200. By careful research, construction of items, and use in period settings, we endevour to give an accurate portayal of life in the reign of good King John (oh, and have fun!). We can also participate in events in the covering the period of the Norman dynasty, 1066 - 1399, the battle of Hastings to the end of the 14th Century. We have extensive experience of private and public shows, and of television work.

Hungerford Household -

Main area of activity: South England

We recreate the domestic scene of a country gentleman's household in the 16 century.

Occasionally we undertake events in the Late Medieval as well as the Tudor period.

Our activities reflect the household routine and include preparing food, practicing textile crafts, the teaching of courtly and peasant dance and music and the noble art of defence.

Knights of Longshank -

Main area of activity: South England

Welcome to The Knights of Longshank Homepage. We are a 13th/14th Century re-enactment society enacting the period of British history during the Anglo/Welsh/Scottish wars of Edward I and Edward II's reign. We travel the United Kingdom performing our shows from the hills of Wales to the lands of Scotland. We are not however an exclusively combat society and over the years we have been steadily building up our living history section and are currently looking for people from all walks of life to join that particular side of the group

Knights of Royal England -

Main area of activity: South England

Spectacular Knights of Royal England have the experience to offer you all manner of mediaeval entertainment for your special event. As the premiere jousting company in Europe staging over 60 shows each year and having performed at both large and small venues all over the world the Knights of Royal England from the National Jousting Association are able to offer a comprehensive portfolio of mediaeval entertainment and entertainers.

The Levy -

Main area of activity: Wales

Medieval re-enactment society based along the welsh borders who specialise in archery and living history.We are also permanently based at Chirk Castle (nr Oswestry).
We dress in authentic costume and armour based upon designs from the 15th Century.
Members travel all over Britain with even the occasional trip abroad.
We have been involved in film work, school visits and a large number of shows ranging from village fetes to county shows and large inter-society events with over 2000 participants.
We can offer living history demonstrations including cooking, bow making, arrow making, mail making and weaving.

Lion Rampant -

Main area of activity: South England

The society now has around fifty members and an avid fan club that follows the group's progress throughout the year.

The Lion Rampant captures and recreates all the splendor, pageantry and romance of medieval courtly life, as well as the excitement, chivalry, and glory of the medieval knight in the Grand Tournament.

All of our members adopt a character from history, some well known, others not so, some entirely fictitious. Our members research these characters, look into their lives, their backgrounds and try to bring them to life during our show season.

Livery & Maintenance -

Main area of activity: UK

Livery and Maintenance is an umbrella organisation for a number of late 15th century historical interpretation groups - with members from across England - who depict the life of the period now known as the Wars of the Roses (1450 - 1487)

Marcher Freemen -

Main area of activity: Central England

Re-Enactors and Living History demonstrators -- both adults and children.Our personas and encampments are based around depictions of a 'Fellowship' of Freemen - joined together for mutual benefit whilst on military campaign in England and the Welsh borderlands.

Medieval Combat Society -

Main area of activity: South England

Founded in 1970 by a group of enthusiastic people who wanted to enjoy fighting and re-enacting the Medieval period to raise money for charity. The MCS is a non profit making society run by the members for fun and enjoyment and dedicated to the safe re-enactment of medieval combat and recreation of life in the 14th Century during the period of King Edward III of England.

Medieval Free Company -

Main area of activity: Central England

A group of families with an interest in accurate re-enactment of the Wars of the Roses period of British history.The Medieval Free Company is a non-profit making living history group specialising in the Wars of the Roses period of 1460 to 1485.

Neville Household -

Main area of activity: North England

The Neville Household participates in Fed shows around the country, as well as local shows for charities and also at Peveril castle, Castleton (some of the pictures in our photo album are from this show). We demonstrate fighting techniques, weaponry and clothing of the period. We have VERY close links with the University of Sheffield Medieaeval Society

Oxford Household -

Main area of activity: South England

The Oxford Household provide a recreation of a 15th Century encampment in which the liveried troops of the Earl of Oxford muster and train for battle. The primary fighting unit of the household is the bill block; heavy infantry equipped with polearms. These troops are supplemented by archers and armoured knights.

The troops and non-combatants of the household provide an ongoing display of life in a mediæval camp. Tents, weapons, armour and everyday items will be available for close inspection. Food is prepared, children are cared for and the troops arm for battle.

Paladins of Chivalry -

Main area of activity: South England

The Paladins of Chivalry is one of the few re-enactment societies in the UK to re-create the late fourteenth century, from the beginning of the reign of Edward III to the end of the reign of Henry V (1327 - 1422). This was a period of huge change, seeing innovation not only in warfare, religion and politics, but also tremendous social upheaval as the peasants revolted against crippling taxes, threatening to destroy the traditional order, and the new merchant classes fought for their place as the old feudal system began to crumble. A fascinating period to re-enact, the fourteenth century saw the foundation of our modern legal and judicial systems, our literary culture, and even the language we speak today

Plantagenet Society -

Main area of activity: South England

The Plantagenet Society specialise in re-enacting scenes from the Medieval period, be it a battle, tournament or banquet. Our aim is to provide good all round family entertainment bringing the splendour of Medieval history alive for our audiences. We emphasise accuracy in our costumes, our armour and our weapons, utilising and developing the many skills amongst the members of the Society.

Recreating the pageantry, excitement and action of Medieval foot combat and using reproduction weapons such as sword and axe, mace and flail, the fully armoured knights display the chivalry and courage that was Medieval warfare.

Red-Wyverns -

Main area of activity: South England

The Red-Wyvern Society is a historical re-enactment society. Our objective is to re-create as many aspects of life as possible during the Fifteenth Century, which included the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses, for the enjoyment and education of our members and the general public through living history displays and battle re-enactments.We portray the Clifford family household, who were Lords of Westmorland and Craven. They played a major part in the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses on the Lancastrian side

Buckingham's Retinue -

Main area of activity: South England

Buckingham's Retinue, one of the more authentic re-enactment groups for the period 1450-1500. Our society is a non profit orgainsation that exists to reconstruct and re-enact late medieval life, recreating the period known as 'The Wars of the Roses'.

Rosa Mundi -

Main area of activity: North England

Rosa Mundi is a mediaeval re-enactment society which is based in Redcar, Cleveland.

The society specialises in life in the last quarter of the fifteenth century. Very many different aspects of fifteenth century life, military and non-military, are re-enacted.

Sir John Savile's Household -

Main area of activity: North England

Sir John Savile's Household was formed in August of 1995 with the intention of portraying a small household of the period 1450 to 1500. From a humble start of just 4 members, the household now boasts over 100 people engaged in a wide variety of activities portraying a range of medieval crafts and roles. Although the Household is based in South Yorkshire we have members from Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. We currently put on weekend displays for a number of clients including English Heritage, National Trust, Salford Museums and Arts Services and West Yorkshire Archaeological Service. We also undertake fundraising for local charities and other worthy causes.

Sir William Gascoigne's Fellowship -

Main area of activity: South England

Sir William Gascoigne's Fellowship is a small re-enactment group, covering only 40 years of English history (1450 -1490). We specialise in the portrayal of the common person during the Wars of the Roses, and undertake to do events which are both educational and entertaining to demonstrate skills of the period.

Swords of Chivalry -

Main area of activity: South England

The Swords of Chivalry entertain at all manner of events from Fetes to Garden Parties, from sumptious Evening Banquets to Weddings and Charity Fund raisers,

We also take our Medieval History to Junior Schools where, in talks tailor made for each age group, we display our weapons, and allow the children access to medieval clothing and goods used in that era. By bringing history alive for the youngsters,and capturing their imagination, we recreate life as it was towards the end of the 14th Century,.

Tudor Group -

Main area of activity: South England

The Tudor Group is an historical interpretation society concentrating on the later Tudor period (1560-1603 ).The Elizabethan era is one of change throughout virtually all aspects of life and The Tudor Group, through enthusiastic demonstrations and talks, attempt to illustrate some of the ordinary facets of life during this fascinating period.

Our members have varying experience ( between 1 and 25 years in historical interpretation ) and The Tudor Group has a growing reputation for enthusiasm and historical accuracy. All of our presentations are supported by numerous years of historical research, in many areas re-evaluating primary evidence. Our presentations are especially suited for the National Curriculum.

Household of Sir Anthony Woodville -

Main area of activity: South England

The Woodvilles are a living history and battle re-enactment group covering the "Wars of the Roses" period.
Founded in Hampshire in the early nineties the group now draws members from all over the United Kingdom. The group has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming increasingly more 'authentic' and gaining many more members.

The website is an introduction to our group, its activities and re-enactment in general. It is intended to provide information and updates to members, new starters and anyone thinking of joining a fifteenth century group.

York City Levy -

Main area of activity: North England

The York City Levy put on many shows throughout Britain, over the year, providing entertainment and national curriculum relevent education* for the public whilst providing an interesting and thoroughly enjoyable hobby for its members.

Swords of Dalriada -

Main area of activity: Scotland

Swords of Dalriada (pronounced 'Dal-ree-adda'), a Scottish historical re-enactment group based in Ayrshire, who perform all over Scotland (and occasionally outwith). Our group focuses mainly on the Scottish Wars of Independence, but we also cover the Viking invasions and Jacobite rebellion. We do both living history and battle re-enactment which means that not only do we recreate the battles that shaped Scotland, we also demonstrate what life was like back then.
We cover a large range of show styles, from working by ourselves to working with other groups, from taking part in large scale shows to putting on small displays for gala days. Check our events page for more details on our current shows.

Lothene -

Main area of activity: Scotland

Lothene is an Edinburgh based group involved in researching and recreating aspects of life in Scotland in the 11th Century.
The 11th Century was the period in which the present day boundaries of Scotland were established. Lothene (Lothian), which had previously been a part of Northumbria, was incorporated into the Kingdom of Scotland by King Duncan. This was also the time of Macbeth, Malcolm Canmore, and St Margaret, when Scotland changed from being a primarily Celtic society to one with wider European links.
The population of Scotland was a mixture of Celts with Saxons in the South and Vikings in the North and West.
The lives of ordinary people at this time were mainly based around agriculture and life on farms or in villages although traders brought luxury goods from as far afield as Byzantium, India and Africa.

Historic Saltire Society -

Main area of activity: Scotland

From humble beginnings in Inverness, the group now has members from all over the country, and travel the length and breadth of Scotland to various venues to perform for our audiences. The society has many members, ranging from noble knights, their squires who help put on their armour, their enlisted peasants who end up doing most of the fighting, ladies of the court in fine dresses who, when not too busy with their embroidery, look on anxiously, to the craftsment and tradespeople who just get on with their jobs, from candlemaking to pole lathing.

Arriere-ban Historical Enterprises -

Main area of activity: England

Welcome to the Arriere-ban website. Arriere-ban living history for schools, museums and heritage sites. Medieval and Tudor life up close and hands on. We also have a number of locations, including Castles, Historic sites and our own fort where schools and other groups can visit us.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Clarence Household -

Main area of activity: UK

A society specializing in displaying social and military aspects of the late medieval period across England, specifically the turbulent era of the wars of the roses from 1455-1487.

During this period families fought each other and brother warred against brother, “To set my brother Clarence and the king, In deadly hate the one against the other” (Richard III act 1 scene 1). For the right to rule their own lands and for the right to rule the country great armies were raised and epic battles fought on England’s soil.



What We Do
As a re-enactment society we aim to portray Duke Clarence’s household men, professional soldiers of the time who would be employed by the Duke of Clarence to guard his estates and wage his wars in his name. Attired in there liveries of household colors, their azure and murry standards flying, these men would have faithfully served and fought for their lord.

However as a society we also display the social aspects of the period presenting to the public a fully authentic and working camp complete with weaving, cooking, candle dipping, gaming and many other crafts and pursuits of the time. Aiming to display the highest levels of authenticity, every effort is made to research and duplicate the clothing, weapons and camp equipment of the time with many items being direct copies of medieval finds of the period currently held in collections and museums.

Bows Blades and Battles -

Main area of activity: UK

An experienced Medieval and Tudor re-enactor and historical interpreter Kevin Goodman brings the past to life for young and old.
Ideal for: schools; society talks; museums; historical events and sites of historical interest.
My primary area is medicine, surgery and the healing arts from Prehistory to the Renaissance, although I also cover Medieval Archery and other subjects.
Entertainment and Education through portrayals of historical characters.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK

We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Bedstedhave -

Main area of activity: -

Bedstedhave is a reenactment group in Ringsted, Denmark. We arrange a yearly Viking market and offer courses in black smith work and medieval art such as icons with Scandinavian, national and local saints. The Icon painter and the Viking black smith can be booked as intermediate workshops or as actors. We are usually booked on medieval and Viking markets in Denmark but we also travel abroad with our costumes, tents etc. Our websites are www.bestedhave.dk and www.galleri-magica.dk but only in Danish (sorry)

Medieval Realm -

Main area of activity: UK

Onee of Scotland’s most authentic medieval re-enactment groups. Established in 2005 and based in the North East of Scotland who depict history ranging from late Viking times to the early 16th century.

Live’n History -

Main area of activity: UK

Live’n History is a historical interpretations company.

We have extensive experience of recreating historical events and have worked at a number of historic sites and museums throughout the country. We can educate, entertain and inspire by recreating the past through presentations and workshops.

We have extensive experience of working with corporate events, schools, heritage organisations and for TV and film work.

Historia Normannis -

Main area of activity:

From Stephen and Matilda to Magna Carta (1135-1215)

Historia Normannis is a 12th century reenactment group, focusing primarily on the events between the reign of Henry I and King John.

Historia Normannis prides itself as a society, bringing history to life in a historically accurate, engaging and exciting way. Our events and educational visits allow people to engage with history – seeing, feeling and hearing first-hand aspects of the lives and deaths of 12th century people – Knights, freemen, craftsmen, ladies of the court and Barons of the realm.
From dynamic and exciting massed combat, knights displaying their prowess in the tourney, displays of archery, woodwork, metalworking, to the singing and music of the court of the time, Historia Normannis presents you the workings of 12th century life, and offers a history lesson that you will never forget!


CIVIL WAR PERIOD : ( 24 Groups)

Sealed Knot -

Main area of activity: UK

The Sealed Knot helps bring history alive every year at period houses throughout the country where you can talk to major historical figures, try out a few recipes, learn about the life of a soldier on the march and maybe even "take the King's shilling".
What better way to teach children about the period than with a little "hands-on" experience.

The Sealed Knot has been heavily involved in education for many years, giving school talks and displays about life in the Civil War throughout the UK. If your school or college is running a project on the Civil War period, the Sealed Knot can provide you with experts on everything from cookery to clothes, education and politics, through to weapons and battle strategies.

Blew Regiment LTB -

Main area of activity: South England

The Blew Regiment is part of the Sealed Knot Society, which was formed to recreate the desperate times of the English Civil Wars. Our regiment is part of the Parliament Army as was it historical predecessor, and we are proud of our attempt to present as nearly as possible, something of the appearance of an actual Infantry Regiment of the period 1640 / 1650.

Col. Henry Tillier's Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: South England

We are a royalist infantry regiment in the Sealed Knot, dedicated to accurate portrayal of life in the seventeenth century and having fun in the twenty-first.

Col. Samuel Jones' Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: South England

Anyone interested in history and/or warfare must, at sometime, have asked themselves what it would be like to take part in a battle and face the test of combat. This website introduces you to that challenge and the role you could play in Col. Samuel Jones' Regiment of Foote in the Army of Parliament.

Col. Stephen Hawkins Regiment -

Main area of activity: South England

You will have the use of the Regiments' coats, armour, weapons and equipment for the first season (year). All you need to provide is shoes and socks!

Choose from up to half a dozen major re-enactments and numerous smaller ones; from living history events to local skirmishes.

Monthly pub meetings in our local area plus sword and weapon training sessions.

Two regimental newsletters and six bi-monthly magazines from the Sealed Knot.

Col. Thomas Laghtnan's Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: -

The present day regiment was formed in 1988 and takes its name from Colonel Thomas Laghtnan, the field commander of an Irish regiment fighting in Scotland during the Marquis of Montrose's campaign of 1644 to 1645.

We portray an Irish regiment which is part of the Scots Brigade in the Sealed Knot, Officially the Scots Brigade are part of both the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies so, although Laghtnan's is a Royalist regiment, as members of the Scots Brigade we find ourselves fighting on either the Royalist or Parliamentarian sides, depending on either historical accuracy, or the demands of the situation.

Confederation of the Thirty Years War -

Main area of activity: -

The Confederation of the Thirty Years War is a Military Historical Re-enactment Society, formed to recreate the European Conflicts of the period 1618-48, which became known as "The 30 Years War"

The aim of the Society is to research and recreate all aspects of life during this period of turmoil, from the everyday life of the civilian, to the armed struggle of the 17th Century Soldier.

Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: North England

The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote, a Parliamentarian regiment of the Sealed Knot Society, was formed in 1981, and it was on the May Bank Holiday of this year that we first took to the field. Manchester's soon became recognised as a strong fighting force and it was during the 1990's that some of our greatest battle honours were achieved. In 1994 the regiment received, from the Lord General, two commendations for outstanding action. Once we had grow in size and confidence we were able, against the odds, to stage a mini muster at Oakwell hall in Yorkshire.

English Civil War Society -

Main area of activity: England

The main aim of this Society is to stimulate interest in the authentic re-creation of seventeenth century military life and in so doing we endeavour to entertain and instruct our own members and the visitors to our events. We do this by continually striving for historical authenticity in our clothing, artifacts, methods, weapons and tactics.

The Fairfax Battalia -

Main area of activity: England

The Fairfax Battalia. is a re-enactment group which recreates military and civilian life of the 17th century, based around a company of soldiers from the period of the English Civil War (1642-1651).

We recreate a 17th century infantry company based on Sir Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army regiment (1st Regiment of Foot) c.1645.

1635 Household -

Main area of activity: England

The 1635 Household is a costumed history interpretation group specialising in the portrayal of domestic life in early 17th century Britain during the reign of King Charles I (1625-1649). Our volunteer members appear at appropriate heritage properties all over the country. We have worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, museums, private enterprises and local government educational departments.

Visitors of all ages almost always find something special that catches their eye and they take away a bit of knowledge gained and a memory of a glimpse into the past. A frequent response from visitors is that we “really bring the past to life” in a most enjoyable way.

Marquess of Winchesters Regiment -

Main area of activity: England

A group of reenactors who give their time free of charge to reenact the history of the English civil war. This website gives information about the Regiment both at its events and its activities in the off season.
Over years the regiment has grown through the hard work of its members producing the “company” of English Civil War foot you see today. Well respected for its appearance and performance the regiment is busy throughout the country displaying the many aspects of the civil war period to the public. In addition to military side of the Civil War we have a growing core of members who are taking on civilian roles at our living history events. These roles include a brewer, sutler, armourer – providing shot and match, washer women, herbalist and carpenter whom all can be seen at our large living history reenactment displays.

Sir Gilbert Hoghton's - Royalist Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: England

Sir Gilbert Hoghton's is a royalist regiment in The Sealed Knot Society. The regiment is part of the Marquis of Newcastle's Tertio. We attempt to recreate a foot regiment of the Kings Northern Army, during the English Civil Wars of 1640's. The Sealed Knot Society is a registered charity, and is committed to improving historical awareness of the history of England during the English Civil War period.

Sir Henry Bard's Regiment -

Main area of activity: England

This site contains information related to Sir Henry Bard's Regiment of The Sealed Knot, a re-enactment society dedicated to the English Civil Wars. On this site we aim to give you background information about who we are, what we do, why we do it and how you can become involved

Sir John Owen's Companye of Foote -

Main area of activity: Wales

Sir John Owen's Companye of Foote were raised in North Wales, but with men from Cheshire and Shropshire in its ranks, due to Sir John's family connections. Since the regiment campaigned all over England subsequent casual recruits would have come in from as far afield as Cornwall and Northamptonshire. All our uniforms and equipment are based on the latest research into the subject. We claim to be the only authentic Oxford Army unit in any re-enactment society, so our dress regulations reflect this in their high standards. More important perhaps than any rules or regulations is the right approach and attitude within the individual and we hope to foster this both on and off the field.

Sir Marmaduke Rawdon's Regiment -

Main area of activity: England

A group of friends from across the U.K. and from all walks of life. Some could have joined just last year, while others have been 'serving their King' since the 1980s. Men, women, children, teen-agers, and older people are all equally welcome to join our ranks.



The Regiment is our hobby, and allows us to get away from the 9 to 5 tedium of everyday life for a few weekends every year. Some members are mainly interested in learning more of the History. Others like to recreate the costumes, weapons and tools of the time. The keen campers among us enjoy the opportunity to pitch tent at historic sites around the Country. There are even some (who shall be nameless!) that relish the chance to sample the real ales in the 'Beer Tent'. Whatever the motivation, we all strive to have lots of fun and enjoy the weekends.

Sir William Wallers Lifeguard of Horse -

Main area of activity: England

Waller’s Horse is the Parliamentarian cavalry and mounted dragoons of the Sealed Knot, an educational charity. As well as fighting during Sealed Knot battles, we provide arena displays, have a large presence in Living History, and have the resources to put on our own Living History and arena events. We are also often asked to take part in filming, and our members have appeared in many television programmes such as the BBC’s “Civil War”, “War Walks” and “Simon Schama’s History of Britain”, and more recently, Channel 4's "Blood on Their Hands" and the BBC's "Cromwell: Warts and All".

Marcher Stuarts -

Main area of activity: Wales

We are an independent group of re-enactors who portray not only life on the battlefield, but also in the towns and villages during the 17th century. Ours is very much an interactive experience where present day visitors to our camp are treated as if they were visitors from another village nearby.

Our group is able to provide facilities for historic sites, special events, film and television which include:

A full living history camp, where there are plenty of ongoing activities to entertain your visitors for much of the day

A military display and battle involving canon - hook guns - muskets - sword and polearm fighting with full commentary.

17th century life and times -

Main area of activity: England

Our friendly, family-based society recreates lifestyle and events from the seventeenth century. Events are staged at various castles and houses of this period and include military, residential and camp based activities. Using displays that are a mixture of role-play, living history and battle re-enactments we endeavor to produce events that are informative and interesting.

Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes -

Main area of activity: England

The modern Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes re-enactment regiment is based on Captain Leonard Leonards' Company (East Smithfield and St Katharine's) of the actual Tower Hamlets Trained Bands, which served with distinction during the English Civil War.

The original Hamleteers were raised from the Middlesex parishes that surrounded the Tower of London to serve as the Tower garrison. Prior to the Civil War they formed four companies, which came from St Katharine's, Ratcliffe, Limehouse and Whitechapel, and mustered around 600 men. However, in October 1642, as a result of their petition to Parliament, further companies were raised in Shoreditch, Wapping and Hackney, and a full sized regiment came into being.

Colonel John Hampden’s Regiment of Foote -

Main area of activity: England

Coll. John Hampden's Regiment of Foote is a re-enactment group within the Roundhead Association. The Roundhead Association and the King's Army together form the English Civil War Society. Founded in 1974, the regiment was named in honour of the real-life regiment commanded in the seventeenth century by John Hampden MP and took the field in 1642. Our aim in the 21st century is to highlight and illustrate the "distracted times" of the early Stuart era, which were crucial to Britain's political development. John Hampden's Regiment regularly take part in Battles, Skirmishes, Living History and Drill Displays, all over the UK as part of The English Civil War Society, and also on the European mainland. As a speciality we have two field guns and a well-developed living history offer including a forge, printing press, apothecary and cook’s tent with hog roasting facilities!

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK

With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Visitors from the Past -

Main area of activity: North England

Special enrichment days for schools provided by Paul Mackintosh

Motivational, vivid and real! Through these costumed historical characters I offer exciting experiences for your children, interactive and creative ways to learn history and practise all sorts of KS 1 and 2 literacy skills - from speaking and listening to reading and writing, with a large dose of imagination thrown in. At KS3 I work through descriptions and stories, question and answer sessions (like 'hot seating') and demonstration to shed light on all sorts of aspects of social, religious and political History. I am a qualified teacher and a very experienced reenactor.
Visits to schools all over Yorkshire (and nearby).

My characters range in time from an Elizabethan seafarer (Tudors), through several seventeenth century manifestations (history and literacy) to an early eighteenth century pirate (literacy). The different characters work in a variety of cross-curricular ways, some focusing on storytelling and demonstration, some on written literacy work, some on roleplayed, imagined adventures, but all "in role" with a exciting historical base from which to explore all sorts of cross-curricular aspects.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK

We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.


18th & 19th CENTURY PERIODS : ( 29 Groups)

95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot -

Main area of activity: South England
The 95th Rifles are a Battle Re-enactment and Living History Society. As a regiment we re-enact the lives of soldiers and camp followers during the Napoleonic Wars, from dramatic battles to period encampments.

Formed in 1800 as ‘The Experimental Corp of Riflemen’ the 95th were to fight in many a battle and build up such a reputation as they would be known as the elite of the British army.

We re-enact from 1800 to 1816, covering the whole of the Peninsular War right up to the most decisive battle of all time which was to change the course of history forever, Waterloo.

Verias Vincit -

Main area of activity: Scotland
Veritas Vincit was formed in 2002 to bring the history, costume and drama of the early Jacobite period to life.

Queen's Rangers -

Main area of activity: England
It is our claim that few regiments or officers have influenced more the development of the British Army. Many modern concepts such as camouflage, rapid deployment, partisan warfare, rifle-armed marksmen and combined operations found early expression in this formation and the creative spirit of it's commanding officer, during the late 18th century.


Our society has been commissioned to stage events and provide lecturers for the National Army Museum, English Heritage, Powderham Castle, Exeter City Council and the National Trust amongst others. We have provided film footage used on BBC programmes "Meet the Ancestors", "History of Britain" and "Rough Crossing" in addition to European TV productions. Our research advice has assisted the "Ray Mear's Survival Series", archaeological excavations in the United States, the respected International publishers Dorling Kindersley & regimental museums.

Royal Welch Fusiliers (UK) -

Main area of activity: Wales
The 23rd Foot (UK) was set up in 1987 to recreate the regiment during the American War of Independence 1775-83. Since then, we have taken part in filming for various television companies, and attended events all over Britain. Although our base is in Wales, we have members from all over Britain

French 30ème de Ligne -

Main area of activity: England
Numerous regiments in the Napoleonic Wars achieved the sort of fame that is remembered even today. For some, it was their elite status or glamorous uniforms. The Old Guard typifies the former case, the French Carabiniers the latter. Other units became famous for a single heroic exploit, for example the Scots Greys for their charge at Waterloo. But there are regiments that achieved high renown in their day and are relatively unknown now. They are the units that won the battles, the ones that showed consistent elan and professionalism rather than carrying out a single outstanding action. Scan the orders of battle and you'll start to find them; the regiments that seem to turn up at every key battle.

The French 30ème de Ligne were one such. They were not caught up in the debacle of the Peninsular War, but instead, fought in Central Europe. They were present at almost every major battle from 1800 to 1812, and almost invariably had a key role. For much of this period, they were part of the Corps of Marshal Davout. This in itself shows an acknowledgement of their reputation. Davout's Corps was the one Napoleon used to strike the decisive blows, as a spearhead, or to hold key positions in the line. Only the best regiments were selected for this formation.

47th Regiment of Foot -

Main area of activity: England
The 47th Regiment of Foot is one of the very few 18th Century living history groups in the United Kingdom.

The society represents a Line Regiment as it would have appeared as part of the Boston garrison in 1775.

We portray a centre company of the Regiment as this was the most common red coated unit & the backbone of the British Army.

55th Virginia regiment of Volunteer Infantry -

Main area of activity: England
The 55th is one of the oldest regiments within the Southern Skirmish Association (American Civil War), having been reactivated in 1979. Although primarily from the south and south east of England, it draws membership from all over the UK as well as having an honorary member in Virginia whose ancestor was in the original 55th.

68th Durham Light Infantry -

Main area of activity: England
The 68th DLI Society & Display Team, illustrating military and camp life in 1814, has, through its commitment to discipline and training, rightly earned its reputation as the premier Georgian period drill team at home and abroad. Formed in 1975 to celebrate the early days of the DLI by members of the 68th ex-soldier Association, and drilled using the original Light Infantry training manuals, the Society celebrated its 25th Jubilee in 2000. It continues to maintain close links with its parent regiment and the DLI Association.

The Society welcomes families as well as single men (from the age of 16) but because of its commitment to authenticity, women and children are excluded from the ranks as soldiers. Nevertheless, there are many roles for non-combatants, such as Musicians (from age 12), Ladies or soldiers' women and their families.

American Civil War Society -

Main area of activity: England
The American Civil War Society (ACWS) was formed in 1975 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. We have strong connections with American Civil War re-enactors from all over the world. The Society provides an absorbing hobby for its members, excellent entertainment for its audiences and a focal point for the weekend events and venues where it appears. We aim to give an exciting, colourful, noisy spectacle that we hope is both enjoyable to watch as well as being very informative.

The ACWS is essentially a historical society, with many members acknowledged as experts on the history of the period who give talks to schools, colleges, and other organisations. ACWS caters for all interests in the subject from military modelling to music of the period and live shooting period black powder weapons. ACWS offers people the opportunity to experience 'living history' in the form of battles, displays of period medical techniques, authentic camps, civilian life, military drill and the portrayal of period events.

Bonaventure -

Main area of activity: England
Bonaventure, UK based re-enactment group specialising solely in the portrayal of English Seamen and their families from the late Tudor period, through the early Stuarts, to the Interregnum and the Commonwealth. A time which saw great seamen, the Elizabethan adventurers, the expansion of England's colonies to include parts of America, the Civil War and the daring exploits of men like Robert Blake.

Historical Maritime Society -

Main area of activity: England
The Historical Maritime Society is a UK based historical research and re-enactment group recreating the Royal Navy.

Our main area of interest is the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These were the exciting times around the year 1805 when Britain was threatened by Bonaparte and only the Royal Navy could prevent invasion from across the Channel. 1805 was the year when Britain's greatest hero, Lord Horatio Nelson, sailed off to his fatal encounter at Trafalgar. Our aim is to educate and inform about shipboard life in the time of Nelson

Lace Wars -

Main area of activity: England
Lace Wars is made up of a number of regiments depicting both military and civilian life during the 18th Century.

Specialising in the period 1740-1760 and in particular the Jacobite rebellion, we stage events throughout the year at a number of historic sites in the UK.

Clients have included Historic Scotland, English Heritage and the National Trust, as well as local museums and private houses such as Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings and Rockingham Castle. We have won the award for 'Best 18th Century Group' at Military Odyssey in both 2002 and 2003.

1st or Royal Regiment -

Main area of activity: England
We are a military regiment who bring to life the campaigns of Marlborough and his world during the reign of Queen Anne by portraying Lord Orkney's Regiment, the ancestor of the modern Royal Scots Regiment. Founded in 2001 to re-create the war of the Spanish Succession of 1701 - 1714 (called Queen Anne's War in America), the initial impetus was to equip and train a unit of soldiers to bridge a gap in this under-represented period of British History. The regiment undertakes displays to promote interest in the period, and having links with European groups enables us to travel to the continent too. Other wars took place in the same period, including the Great Northern Wars, and we occasionally attend these re-created events too. We represent the military and associated civilian aspect of the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns, with the regiment already having worked with English Heritage, Event Plan and Tower Armouries to name but a few.

Napoleonic Association -

Main area of activity: UK
Founded over 30 years ago, the Napoleonic Association has remained true to its original objective of supporting people with a common interest in the period from the French revolution to the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Nearly 1000 members - Researchers, War Gamers and Re-enactors, meet regularly to bring to life the social and military activities of the period. This is the aptly named "Age of Elegance" of Jane Austen, and such heroes as Nelson, Moore, The Duke of Wellington and of course Napoleon Bonaparte himself.



The Napoleonic Association is a self-funding organisation whose members organise their own programme of events. The Re-enactment section brings to life the military living, tactics and battles of the period. The Research groups feed the endless interest in every aspect of the period and our War-gamers do in miniature what the re-enactors try to do for real! Throughout the summer months its members will take part in battle Re-enactments in the UK and throughout Europe. Regular overseas excursions see the Association join up with colleagues from all over the world.

New France and Old England -

Main area of activity: UK
New France and Old England is a UK based living history society - recreating colonial America in the 18th century - set against a background of the French & Indian War. It is a time familiar to everyone through James Fenimore Cooper's much-loved novel "The Last of the Mohicans" and its many subsequent film versions. Our members portray a wide range of units and characters, British, French and Native American, as they would have appeared in mid-eighteenth century North America, when Britain and France battled for control of the continent.

Pulteney's Regiment (13th Foot) -

Main area of activity: UK
We are a UK based group re-enacting the period from 1739 to 1765 but specializing in the dates 1742-48. We aim to recreate as authentically as possible a unit of soldiers, and their dependants in King George II's service and in so doing both entertain and educate the public.

Since being formed in 1994 we have taken part in events across the country and have been featured in a BBC documentary about the Bayonet. We have performed drill displays for the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and contributed to events for English Heritage, such as History in Action (The largest multi-period historical festival in the world).

Sheppey Pirates -

Main area of activity: UK
The Sheppey Pirates are a pirate crew that have been involved in many a caper for around 10 years now. We have several members to our crew with more crewmates joining regularly. We be captained by Captain Cutlass - who be havin his very own, personal port 'o call which be located at The Captain's Laire - and who is ably assisted by his Master Gunner and Master Swordsman, pirates MacStink and McBarnacle respectively, who help keep our merry band of cutthroats in some sort 'o order. To see details of our crew, set yer course for "The Scurvy Swabs".

Shrapnel's Battery -

Main area of activity: England
Shrapnel's Battery is a group of enthusiasts who represent a picture of 18th. Century life in the British Royal Artillery, dressed in authentic uniform and using equipment modelled on the original.

Our bombardiers and gunners provide the public with the chance to experience the firing of a muzzle loading cannon or mortar, and smell black powder being burnt.

Some of our Battery Officers lecture and give demonstrations in schools and museums on a wider field of military history, such as the development of castles through the ages. Our guns are also used to start races of all sorts

We are perhaps better known for accompanying some of the world's most famous Symphony Orchestras around the country when we play Tchaikovsky's '1812 overture', or Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony'.

19th Regiment (1st Yorks. North Riding) The Green Howards -

Main area of activity: England
We are members of the American Civil War Society, and our impression is that of a Battalion Company of Her Majesty's 19th Regiment of Foot (1st Yorks. North Riding) a.k.a. Green Howards, during the Crimean War period 1854-56.

1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (the Diehards ) -

Main area of activity: England
The Diehard unit has a fifty strong membership and we are members of the Victorian Military Society, an internationally respected study organisation that covers the period 1837 to 1914. Founded in 1993 we represent a number of images of the late Victorian Soldier, both on campaign and on home service. The unit has regularly worked for many prestigious sponsors including English Heritage, The Royal Armouries, The National Army Museum and both South African and Maltese Tourist Boards. We were awarded the Military Illustrated "Best of British Re-enactment Group" trophy in 1998.

Royal Sussex Regiment -

Main area of activity: England
Formed in 1996, the group is composed of members from varied walks of life. Whilst remaining friendly and informal by nature, members are qualified in firearms instruction, health and safety, basic first-aid, with one member who is a military range-conducting officer, ensuring a high standard is maintained, whether providing an illustrated talk for a local society, or recreating a Victorian tent line for heritage organisations such as English Heritage.

Recreating is the most appropriate description for what the group does, as virtually everything used in the group’s ‘living history’ displays has either to be acquired, or, where that is not possible, created by the group, after much careful research. Where possible original artefacts are used, but much of what is needed, uniform for example, is either too delicate, or too small, it should be remembered that the Victorian soldier was, in the main, somewhat smaller than his twenty-first century equivalent. Within the group is, therefore, a wealth of collective knowledge, about military life, uniform, and equipment of the period, and, like all enthusiasts, the group like nothing more than to pass on that knowledge.

Victorian Strollers -

Main area of activity: England
We are a Network of friends who have met and got together all with a similar interest in portraying Victorian folk.

We started out being mostly related in some way. Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad and the children, Auntie and Cousin etc. Our numbers have now swelled to around 25+ with new members that we have either met at events, or have joined us from the internet.

We are based in England in the U.K.

We have been attending various Dickens and Victorian festivals around the Sussex, Kent/ Essex area now for 3/4 years and our number is steadily growing.

Most of our outfits are handmade by ourselves mostly from scratch. Some of the items that we wear are adapted from modern clothing.
We are available for Fetes, fairs, Fayres, Festivals, Film and TV work, etc, and other living history events that have a Victorian Theme.

Association d'Artillerie de la Garde Impériale -

Main area of activity: UK
La Garde Imperiale was formed in 1971 to recreate the artillery of the Napoleonic epoch in all its facets. We have achieved much over the last 36yrs, the more we do the more we want to do.

In association with Horses Through History, la Garde is the only artillery re-enactment group in Uk to operate with a horse team.

Based in Uk, France and Poland, La Garde has a place for you in our ranks, as either a cannoneer, artisan, musician, driver or civilian. women and children are also welcome, who have many and diverse roles to full fill within the group

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK
With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Visitors from the Past -

Main area of activity: North England
Special enrichment days for schools provided by Paul Mackintosh

Motivational, vivid and real! Through these costumed historical characters I offer exciting experiences for your children, interactive and creative ways to learn history and practise all sorts of KS 1 and 2 literacy skills - from speaking and listening to reading and writing, with a large dose of imagination thrown in. At KS3 I work through descriptions and stories, question and answer sessions (like 'hot seating') and demonstration to shed light on all sorts of aspects of social, religious and political History. I am a qualified teacher and a very experienced reenactor.
Visits to schools all over Yorkshire (and nearby).

My characters range in time from an Elizabethan seafarer (Tudors), through several seventeenth century manifestations (history and literacy) to an early eighteenth century pirate (literacy). The different characters work in a variety of cross-curricular ways, some focusing on storytelling and demonstration, some on written literacy work, some on roleplayed, imagined adventures, but all "in role" with a exciting historical base from which to explore all sorts of cross-curricular aspects.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK
We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Western Heights Preservation Society -

Main area of activity: South England
All the members of the WHPS are volunteers who are working together in trying to ensure that this magnificent fortification remains for future generations to enjoy. By joining us, you’ll be helping us to achieve that goal, and you will be kept up to date with any news through our regular newsletter. Subscription is £5 a year, and you can either send your remittance with the form below, or even come along to one of our work days and join us.

Edinburgh City Guard -

Main area of activity:
Edinburgh City Guard re-enactment society: bringing history to life!

Claymore Reenactment Group -

Main area of activity:
Claymore Reenactment Group consists of an experienced group of reenactors, based in England, with a love for the history of Scotland, and in particular the risings of 1745, the 'Jacobite rebellion' and Bonnie Prince Charlie of popular culture.
We portray Stewarts of Appin's Regiment, who fought at Culloden, James Crichton of Auchingoul's, Cameron of Lochiels,and the Manchester Regiment.
We specialise in Living History encampments, skirmishes, musket and sword displays and are available for photo shoots, filming and corporate events

WORLD WARs I & II: ( 34 Groups)

All Fronts Re-enactment Association -

Main area of activity: UK
AFRA is a constantly evolving project. From it’s inception in 1998 as a small group of re-enactors portraying German Soldiers of WWII it grew into a well established Association of individuals. These individuals undertook a wide variety of German portrayals and the diversity added to what they did. AFRA continued to develop and expand its remit until in the Autumn of 2007 the decision was made to open the membership to ALL Living Historians and Re-enactors covering the War Years of 39-45.

Ramcke Fallschirmjäger Brigade -

Main area of activity: UK
Fallschirmjäger-Brigade Ramcke is a WWII re-enactment group which consists of like minded people from every walk of life who have a common interest in the air arm of The Wehrmacht, which was in active service from 1939-1945.

Our membership includes, amateur historians, living history re-enactors and vehicle collectors. We all however have a main interest in the Fallschirmjäger-Brigade Ramcke, which for one reason or another is less known about in comparison to other Units, Regiments, or Divisions that fought during the Second World War.

Green Devils of Carentan -

Main area of activity: UK
Re-enactment is a very sociable hobby, you can end up with friends from all over the UK and the world, from both Axis and Allied groups. It's not like joining the services, we focus on battle tactics and field craft from ww2 with rules and regulations kept to a minimum. All this should aim for a relaxed unit that enjoys their hobby.

Soldat 44 -

Main area of activity: UK
There are a couple of things to consider before you contact the recruiter. Firstly, what we are looking for in members has to be made clear. We want commitment. You will be expected to get involved with the groups activities. This could involve the less glamorous jobs such as vehicle maintenance, digging trenches at events, putting up tents, laying out kit. Of course we all like to get dressed up and re-enact but this group is not just about hanging on at the periphery while somebody else does all the work.

The other requirement is of course that if you want to portray a soldier you have to actually look and act soldierly. If you are 17 stone, 4’ 9” then we’re not for you! We’re not expecting you to have the age range or fitness of a British Army Paratrooper either or have golden hair, blue eyes and speak German but the way you look and behave is a prerequisite to joining us.

2nd Guards Rifle Division -

Main area of activity: UK
The 2nd Guards Rifle Division (We represent the 1st Guards Rifle regiment) is a Living History Society whose members are dedicated to representing an accurate portrayal of the men and women that served with the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War, 1941 - 1945. The Unit was formed in the late 1980s by a few enthusiasts whose interest lay in the War on the Eastern Front.

Kompanie 1 -

Main area of activity: UK
Based in the UK, Kompanie 1 is currently one of the largest re-enactment societies in Europe taking part in public and private battles around the country as well as putting on static displays at officially organised military and WWII shows. Founded in 1997, Kompanie 1 started life just portraying the 12th SS Hitlerjugend, but due to the social and enjoyment aspect of KP1 other units were attracted, and so, Kompanie 1 currently portray a wide range of German, UK and US units.

16TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION -

Main area of activity: UK
The First Division strives to promote the WWII L.H.A and the hobby of living history / battle re-enactment.
To do so the group maintains high standards of presentation, discipline and safety at both public and private events.
The First Division has focused its display upon E Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division.
In doing so we can ensure that as far as possible the clothing, arms and equipment used gives an accurate representation of U.S. Infantry soldiers in Northwest Europe, with particular attention paid to the assault troops of D-Day 1944.

Our living history activities focus on the period around June 6th 1944.
The Training Centre is representative of those found prior to D-Day in Southern England during 1943 and early 1944.
The encampments are either a pre-embarkation, or a rest area near the front after D-Day or front-line France as the event scenario dictates. The First Division is actively seeking new members to strengthen the position of the unit and the WWII L.H.A as one of the premier living history and battle re-enactment group.

World War II Axis Re-enactment Society -

Main area of activity: UK
We are a Society of World War II Axis, "Living History" groups, our aim is to combine our passion for military history and collecting WWII Militaria, into living history displays and battle re-enactments. To educate and entertain the public about the life of an Axis serviceman during the Second World War.

The historical groups who make up the membership of W.A.R.S. portray various Axis troops and each one has its own story to tell. You are invited to view our web sites for further information.

Airborne, Infantry and Marines -

Main area of activity: UK
Our Living History reenactment group is dedicated to preserving the memory of the service men and women of the Second World War by educating those who wish to know more.

We have three main impressions, but cover other units when we have the opportunity. The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (B Company) of the 101st Division - better known as the Screaming Eagles is our main airborne impression, many of you will already have heard of the Screaming Eagles from the TV series ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, when the BBC immortalised Dick Winters and his men from the 506th P.I.R .

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Re-enactment -

Main area of activity: Ireland
e Inniskilling Living History Association is a new group formed in 2006 dedicated to the portrayal of the Inniskilling Fusiliers from its formation in 1689 - 1968, we do this using a variety of quality reproduction uniform and equipment and originals where possible. This is s a result of many hourse, days, months of research, collaborating of evidence and speaking to a variety of people from veterans to family and friends of the regiment.

Just Ordinary Men Living History Group -

Main area of activity: UK
ilst our primary portrayal is as HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Just Ordinary Men is also able to depict :

'B' Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion


'A' Company, 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion



Our members already possess these uniform's which means we are able to parade without the need to source correct insignia prior too, or during, an event. This level of adaptability enables us to present an exciting portrayal of two Airborne Division's ..... all under one roof.

Fallschirmjager Regiment 2 -

Main area of activity: UK
'Fallschirmjager Regiment 2' Reenactment and Living History Group. We are a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the accurate portrayal of this unique fighting force.

Forgotten Tommies -

Main area of activity: UK
Forgotten Tommies is an association of Militaria collectors, historians and hobbyists. Their prime aim is to preserve and display equipment and weapons of the Second World War, with specific emphasis on the war in the far east, particularly the campaign in Burma, and to remember the people involved in the conflict by accurately portraying them in living history displays, supporting veterans events, and in ‘first person’ impressions at educational events.

Forgotten Tommies portrays generic soldiers of the 14th Army, with specific unit portrayals as and when required. Female members will normally portray Women’s Auxiliary Service Burma (WASB) or Women’s Auxiliary Corps India (WACI).

2nd Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot South Wales Borderers WW2 Re-enactment Group -

Main area of activity: Wales
The South Wales Borderers Re-Enactment Group are a friendly group depicting The 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot, as they would have appeared in North West Europe circa 1944 -1945.

The "Die-Hard" Gunners -

Main area of activity: England
We, the "Die-Hard's" are a Living History group portraying the 1/7th Middlesex Regiment, also known as the "Die-Hard" Gunners. The group is based in the North East of Scotland and regularly attened many living history events up and down the country. We Display the Uniforms and Equipment of the soldiers of the 2nd World War. We are always looking for new members who are like minded and interested in the 2nd World War, who wish to join our group and display along side us.

East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group -

Main area of activity: England
The aim of The East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group is to authentically and responsibly portray elements of the East Yorkshire Regiment and preserve, restore and display vehicles, uniforms, period weapons and associated artifacts relating to the Regiment.

2/Pz.Aufkl.Abt.Grossdeutschland -

Main area of activity: England
Our aim is to research and portray as accurately as possible the rifle men of an armoured reconnaissance unit within the elite 'Grossdeutschland' Division of World War II.

Our members have many reasons for joining the group. Some have a keen historical interest in WWII, some have interest in the weapons and tactics used, others join for theKameradschaft, but above all our goal is to share the knowledge that we have about the conflict and the soldiers that fought in it.

Home Front Friends -

Main area of activity: England
Our speciality is WW2 British home front and offer historical interactive talks, educational workshops, living history, re-enactment performances and museum interpretation.

To keep the audiences attention we mix serious subjects with a little humour. The term we use to describe what we do is 'edutainment'.

We can perform our interpretation / living history in the '1st person' which means can we interact with visitors as if we were a person from the period. We are both members of the actors union, Equity and have public liability insurance.

Spanish Civil War Living History Group -

Main area of activity: England
La Columna is a UK based re-enactment group commemorating and celebrating the international volunteers who went to fight alongside the Spanish people in their defence against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War. La Columna is a non-political organisation but with strong sympathies for the Spanish Republican cause of the late 1930s.

514th Q.M. Truck Regiment -

Main area of activity: England
The 514th Q.M. Truck Regiment Re-enactment Group is a group of friends who started
collecting U.S. military vehicles and equipment of World War II some years ago. In
July 2004 at the Beltring War & Peace Show we came up with the idea to start a new
WWII re-enactment group to show the organization, hard work and bravery of the men of the
514th Quartermaster Truck Regiment, how they supplied Patton's army with fuel, ammo, rations
and just about every thing else that was needed in their advance across Northern France.
This operation was known as "The Red Ball Express"

200TH FIELD AMBULANCE LIVING HISTORY SECTION -

Main area of activity: England
In World War Two, the RAMC had greater access to mechanized land and air transport allowing specialists and operating teams to get right to the front-line in an increasingly mobile war. some of the major medical developments pioneered by the RAMC, such as the use of penicillin for the first time in the North African campaign and also the development of blood transfusion, which was so crucial in wartime. Many medical personnel were taken prisoner during the war, as they often remained with the wounded. In the Far East many British and Australian medical personnel were amongst those taken prisoner at the Fall of Singapore in 1941.
As the 200th Field Ambulance we portray a field dressing station or an advanced dressing station 3rd in line on the route of evacuation and before a main dressing station. We would deal with the following: reanimation, transfusions, x-rays, bandaging and collection of weapons and ammo from wounded, minor surgical operations should life be threatened by injury or complications.

Soldier Blue -

Main area of activity: England
Soldier Blue" a British based and International World War 2 R.A.F living history group,

dedicated to portraying the wartime R.A.F Regiment and other R.A.F specialist units that people tend to forget about.



We have a wide selection of original uniforms, to help us portray a wide variety of R.A.F Air force and Ground forces throughout all stages of WW2 and all the theatres of operations:-

D-Day Dodgers -

Main area of activity: England
We are a non-profit making historical research society who's aim is to seek greater knowledge and information about the Allied Forces of the Italian and Mediterranean Campaigns of World War Two. And to pass this information on to a younger generation who are for the most part are not even aware that some of hardest fighting took place in this theatre or that there was at least six D-Days before the Normandy landings of 1944. Also, to ensure that through our work, history pages, our on-line museum and archive of memories, those who took part are not forgotten.

Spanish Civil War Living History Group -

Main area of activity: UK
La Columna is a UK based re-enactment group commemorating and celebrating the international volunteers who went to fight alongside the Spanish people in their defence against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War. La Columna is a non-political organisation but with strong sympathies for the Spanish Republican cause of the late 1930s.

Lovat Scouts -

Main area of activity: England
Having been re enactors for quite a while, we noticed that British army units were not well covered within our hobby as other allied and axis units are. When discussing this I discovered that my fellow re enactor and friend ,Ian , his father had served in the Lovat Scouts from 1942 to 1946. Not knowing much about this Regiment, I began researching the Regiment and found some fascinating facts and stories, whilst researching the Lovat Scouts, I kept on finding reports and stories of GHQ Liaison Regiment "Phantom" . I also began researching this fascinating Regiment and was really surprised that this "special" Regiment was not very well known and what well known names had served within the ranks of officers and men this Regiment!

Our aim is to portray these units as accurately as we can, by using dated items that the Regiments would of used during the time period, also using more replica equipment, as the majority of us do not have the same build as they had in1939 to 1945, some lucky people do have the build so they can wear the correct dated uniforms and equipment.

LRDG Preservation Society -

Main area of activity: England
Mission Statement of the LRDG Preservation Society: To learn as much as possible about the unit, the men in it and the equipment and tactics they used. Then to share that information with all whom wish to learn. To that end this group has built a replica of a classic WWII LRDG truck (1942 Canadian Chevy, right hand drive, India format) and outfitted it with "historically correct" military equipment, gear, provisions, and uniforms. The vehicle was built by Rick Butler in Yreka California from several vintage trucks and parts from around the world. Converting a left hand drive vehicle to right hand drive was one of many challenges.

UK HOMEFRONT -

Main area of activity: England
In November 2004 Sandra & Ian Day were the sole civilian members of a mainly German re-enactment group called the “Frontline association”

At Eden camp that year they had a long talk with the group chairman Andy March who asked Sandra to set up a “Homefront section of the Frontline Association”

The main idea being sitting round a camp fire making rugs.

Sandra & Ian however had different idea’s as they already had a considerable collection of 1940’s artefacts and had the idea of putting these on a display

During the 2005 re-enactment season they steadily recruited like minded soles until reaching 30 members by the end of the year and also had a single booking for 2006.

A decision was made that during the 2006 season the section would run independently, with the ambition of becoming an independent group in January 2007.

A new name was needed and “UK Homefront” was chosen with the slogan of “Bringing History to Life” A web site was started along with a separate bank account & committee.

2006 was a very successful season for UK Homefront who attended nearly 20 events ending the season with just under 40 members and a healthy bank balance.

Victory in Europe Reenactment Association -

Main area of activity: England
The Victory in Europe Reenactment Association is a well established World War Two Historical Group which carries out static displays, battle reenactments and 'living history' displays at public shows and private events all over the U.K. and Europe.


The Victory in Europe Reenactment Association has an enthusiastic and ever growing membership who collect the uniforms and equipment of World War II allied soldiers, and display them in appropriate environments so that the public, young and old alike can remember, learn and experience an important period in history at first hand.

Great War Living History Group -

Main area of activity: UK
The Great War Society is a non profit making organisation based in the UK. Founded in 1984 we provide an opportunity for practical research into the uniforms, weapons, equipment, training and everyday tasks of Great War soldiers, both of the Allied, and Central powers.

Our members dress in period uniforms and equipment, learn the drill, and undertake the training and everyday activities of the time. We are a living history, rather than a battle re-enactment group.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK
With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

29th Field Kitchen -

Main area of activity: UK
The 29th Field Kitchen was set up by a group of five military history enthusiasts to provide authentic wartime catering at WWI and WWII re-enactment events. The group have original Soyer Cookers and use authentic wartime recipies and equipment. We work with other groups and provide period meals using original recipes cooked on authentic cooking equipment of the time and are based in North of England and Scotland

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK
We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

ACE Mobile Living History Group -

Main area of activity: -
We are ACE Mobile Living History Group, depicting the men, women and equipment in use by the British contingent of the Allied Command Europe, Mobile Force (Land) during the late Cold War period. Specifically, we portray an all-arms independent reconnaissance troop, and aim to educate the public about NATO's rapid-reaction forces during the 1980s.

Axis-Allied (AX-AL) -

Main area of activity: North East.
Axis-Allied (AX-AL) are a family orientated group who solely aim to
accurately portray men, women and equipment of WW1 and WW2. We aim to
preserve the past and keep history alive we do this by attending events
all over the United Kingdom.

Our main focus is aimed at providing an accurate and professional living
history display which allows us to educate the general public. We also
take part in mock battle re-enactments, school displays and filmwork.

The group was formed in 2014 by experienced re-enactors who all have
spent many years researching and portraying their chosen units. We are a
Non-Political, Non-Profit making organisation with members based mainly
in Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North East.

MULTI-PERIOD : ( 19 Groups)

Arthurian Society -

Main area of activity: South England
One of the oldest (and largest) groups in the UK portraying the late Roman period. See our impression of life and combat on a small island on the edge of a dying Roman Empire and the end of the Classical age.

Guild of Historical Interpreters -

Main area of activity: South England
The Guild of Historical Interpreters is a small multi period group which covers Ancient Egypt, and English periods from Romano-British through to the Home Front of World War 2.

Rent A Peasant -

Main area of activity: North England
Rent A Peasant can provide a costumed historical interpreter for events spanning the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods followed by a jump to the late Victorian/Edwardian period.

Anmod Dracan -

Main area of activity: North England
Multi-period re-enactment Society, specialising in the courts of some of the Norman Kings and Queens from Matilda to Edward the Third, but also able to present displays covering the Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman, Late Norman, and Plantagenet periods.

Colchester Historical Enactment Society -

Main area of activity: South England
The Colchester Historical Enactment Society (C.H.E.S. for short) was established by a group of like minded enthusiasts in 1988, in order to stage displays of Combat and living history to the public.

The society creates a show based on a group of Saxon warriors at the time of the Norman Conquest.

We also recreate the lives of mariners during the age of sail, in particular, the "Golden Age of Piracy" during the early eighteenth century when pirates hunted the trade routes and the Royal Navy patrolled in their defense.

Company of the Red Crow -

Main area of activity: South England
The 'Company of the Red Crow', originally a dark age group called 'Serpents Dawn' who re-enacted Viking, Celtic and Saxon battles and has been going for around 12 years, with some core and earlier members still involved.
As the demand for these type of battles slowed down we changed our name and started a 15th century Medieval battle re-enactment group.
We are a small friendly group and are part of a larger organisation called the MSS - Medieval Siege Society Limited, who have around 400 members made up of smaller households like ours to form small wings or blocks in each battle.

Chirurgeons · The Staff of the Serpent -

Main area of activity: UK
The Staff of the Serpent - History of Medicine Group for Living History and Re-enactment Medical Practitioners (Physicians, Leeches, Quacks, Surgeons, Sawbones, Apothecaries, Cunning Women Men, Midwives, Toothdrawers (Kindhearts), Bonesetters, Horse gelders, Bloodletters (Phlebotamists), Herbalists, Stillroom Mistresses etc). To swop good ideas, exchange equipment, names of manufacturers and to share research and sources. .
Open to living historians and re-enactors and those who are interested in our hobby.

Milwr Morganwg -

Main area of activity: South England
a collection of individuals from all walks of life drawn together by an interest in the life of mediaeval professional longbow archers. Our society attempts to re-create the camp of a group of mercenary archers from about 1345 to 1490. We are usually depicting a group of such men and women en route to a campaign or acting as escort to a group of pilgrims on the road to Canterbury or even Rome. As mercenaries, we would not always have had the luxury of an entourage of skilled craftsmen available to a large army. We have to rely on ourselves and as such are capable of the various skills on view at the camp, including the making of longbows, arrows, leather goods, bowstrings and clothes, together with all the vital aspects of camp life such as field cooking and maintaining equipment.

Na Degad -

Main area of activity: Ireland
Na Degad are a newly formed group based in Glanmire, Co. Cork. We strive to portray the ‘Sparrs’ of the Galloglaich (Galloglass) and Cethernaigh(Kern) of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Na Degad are primarily reenactors who travel to ‘Battles’ and events through-out Ireland and abroad.

Preachan Fuilteach -

Main area of activity: Ireland
Preachan Fuilteach are a battle re-enactment clan from Limerick. We reenact periods from the dark ages right through to the 16th C

Wolfpack -

Main area of activity: South England
We portary History from Romano-Celt times (0043-0400), Dark Age (0800-1100), Early Medieval (1200-1300), Tudor Wars (1400-1500), Landsknecht (1500-1550), Piracy (1690-1750), Colonial Wars (1740-1790), American Wild West (1860-1890).
We do this through the use of Living History displays / encampments and scenarios rather than large battles. Our first requisite and primary aim is to have FUN 'cause if we are having FUN then there is a good chance you are too. As you look through the site we hope you will see that we are not History geeks / nerds but normal people who enjoy what we do, but also like to get it as close to historically correct without being pedantic. Unfortunately 21st century man is no where near hardy as he was 1000 yrs ago plus he didn't have all the technologies we have today therefore there will be some inacuracies but we wont tell if you don't!

Drudion -

Main area of activity: South England
Our displays and demonstrations are factual but fun! Learn about the 13th century in a relaxed yet informative way in our living history encampment.

Based in Worcestershire, Drudion travel extensively to shows and events - please see the events list for further details

Arriere-ban -

Main area of activity: South England
Arriere-ban living history for schools, museums and heritage sites. Medieval and Tudor life up close and hands on. We also have a number of locations, including Castles, Historic sites and our own fort where schools and other groups can visit us.

Chepstowe Garrison -

Main area of activity: Wales
The Chepstowe Garrison is a Multi-period Living History Group based in Chepstow Castle, south Wales. Members are free to choose their own preferred time period: Characters can be of any station, from peasant to Lord. With the relevant knowledge, equipment and training you can portray anyone from a Norman stonemason to a Victorian tourist, a Welsh Archer to a member of the "Home Guard".

Milites deBec -

Main area of activity: South England
The Milites deBec is a group of Norman re-enactors based at the University of Canterbury and part of the country-wide Re-enactment society, “Regia Anglorum”, the Kingdom of the English. In early period shows, we also depict Saxons and Vikings but choose to portray Normans in the later period shows.

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK
With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Bows Blades and Battles -

Main area of activity: UK
An experienced Medieval and Tudor re-enactor and historical interpreter Kevin Goodman brings the past to life for young and old.
Ideal for: schools; society talks; museums; historical events and sites of historical interest.
My primary area is medicine, surgery and the healing arts from Prehistory to the Renaissance, although I also cover Medieval Archery and other subjects.
Entertainment and Education through portrayals of historical characters.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK
We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

Live’n History -

Main area of activity: UK
Live’n History is a historical interpretations company.

We have extensive experience of recreating historical events and have worked at a number of historic sites and museums throughout the country. We can educate, entertain and inspire by recreating the past through presentations and workshops.

We have extensive experience of working with corporate events, schools, heritage organisations and for TV and film work.

STORYTELLING & MUSIC: ( 21 Groups)

Thor Ewing - Storyteller -

Main area of activity: UK
Thor Ewing has almost twenty years experience telling stories from our past, and has made a special study of historical storytelling traditions, allowing him to recapture not just the words and the narrative, but the spirit too. His costume performances bring to life thousands of years of history from prehistoric times through Romans and the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance and beyond

Squeake’s Noyse Musicians -

Main area of activity: UK
Historical Songs and Music of All Eras

Telling History -

Main area of activity: South England
Maureen James is a fully qualified teacher, with an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education. For the past 20 years she has been involved in historical interpretation and has worked in schools, museums and at heritage sites around the country as a freelance and for ‘History off the Page’, using many techniques including living history; role-play; object handling, storytelling and practical activities.

Gothic Green Oak -

Main area of activity: South England
Period games for museums and re-enactment, historically researched and authentically constructed using the finest natural materials.

Gothic Green Oak make games to entertain re-enactors of Viking and Anglo-Saxon periods, Early to Late Medieval, Tudor, Civil War up to Napoleonic times.

Lion Rampant -

Main area of activity: South England
The society now has around fifty members and an avid fan club that follows the group's progress throughout the year.

The Lion Rampant captures and recreates all the splendor, pageantry and romance of medieval courtly life, as well as the excitement, chivalry, and glory of the medieval knight in the Grand Tournament.

All of our members adopt a character from history, some well known, others not so, some entirely fictitious. Our members research these characters, look into their lives, their backgrounds and try to bring them to life during our show season.

Mandrake -

Main area of activity: UK
We’re serious about medieval music, so we want the power of that music to reach as wide an audience as possible. To bring you that power at full blast, we have formed Mandrake! featuring twinned bagpipes, hurdy gurdy and twinned percussion.
It's a grand sound.

But it’s not just about volume. Mandrake! includes leading medieval musicians, with a deep understanding of their art, who are also involved in other more esoteric projects.

Misericordia -

Main area of activity: UK
The duo Misericordia specialises in the Music and Song of Medieval Britain and Europe.
Anne Marie Summers and Stephen Tyler have been playing and recording together as a duo for over a decade, taking some of the earliest scored music and combining it with the improvisational element of folk music for an exciting and dynamic performance. They are accomplished multi-instrumentalists, and their wide range of instruments allows them many different sound textures to match the different musical traditions of medieval Europe.

1635 Household -

Main area of activity: England
The 1635 Household is a costumed history interpretation group specialising in the portrayal of domestic life in early 17th century Britain during the reign of King Charles I (1625-1649). Our volunteer members appear at appropriate heritage properties all over the country. We have worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, museums, private enterprises and local government educational departments.

Visitors of all ages almost always find something special that catches their eye and they take away a bit of knowledge gained and a memory of a glimpse into the past. A frequent response from visitors is that we “really bring the past to life” in a most enjoyable way.

Marcher Stuarts -

Main area of activity: Wales
We are an independent group of re-enactors who portray not only life on the battlefield, but also in the towns and villages during the 17th century. Ours is very much an interactive experience where present day visitors to our camp are treated as if they were visitors from another village nearby.

Our group is able to provide facilities for historic sites, special events, film and television which include:

A full living history camp, where there are plenty of ongoing activities to entertain your visitors for much of the day

A military display and battle involving canon - hook guns - muskets - sword and polearm fighting with full commentary.

17th century life and times -

Main area of activity: England
Our friendly, family-based society recreates lifestyle and events from the seventeenth century. Events are staged at various castles and houses of this period and include military, residential and camp based activities. Using displays that are a mixture of role-play, living history and battle re-enactments we endeavor to produce events that are informative and interesting.

Renaissance Footnotes -

Main area of activity: UK
We practice and perform the social dances of the period between 1450 and 1650. The group was started in 1991 by people from a number of historical recreation societies (English Civil War Society, White Company, Sealed Knot, etc.) who were interested in learning the dances of the periods in history which those societies portrayed. The group has steadily grown since then, as well as branching out a little to add domestic living history events and feast and banquet catering to our list of activities.

Because we cover a period of over 200 years there is a wide range of dances for us to choose from, some easy some difficult. The simpler dances include the English Country Dances taken from John Playford's English Dancing Master of 1651, and the Pavans and Branles of sixteenth century France. In the middle of the scale are the Basse Dances of fifteenth century Italy and Burgundy, and the fifteenth century Italian Ballo. At the more challenging end of the scale are the late sixteenth century Italian Balletti meticulously recorded for us by the dancing masters Caroso and Negri.

Arriere-ban Historical Enterprises -

Main area of activity: England
Welcome to the Arriere-ban website. Arriere-ban living history for schools, museums and heritage sites. Medieval and Tudor life up close and hands on. We also have a number of locations, including Castles, Historic sites and our own fort where schools and other groups can visit us.

Victorian Strollers -

Main area of activity: England
We are a Network of friends who have met and got together all with a similar interest in portraying Victorian folk.

We started out being mostly related in some way. Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad and the children, Auntie and Cousin etc. Our numbers have now swelled to around 25+ with new members that we have either met at events, or have joined us from the internet.

We are based in England in the U.K.

We have been attending various Dickens and Victorian festivals around the Sussex, Kent/ Essex area now for 3/4 years and our number is steadily growing.

Most of our outfits are handmade by ourselves mostly from scratch. Some of the items that we wear are adapted from modern clothing.
We are available for Fetes, fairs, Fayres, Festivals, Film and TV work, etc, and other living history events that have a Victorian Theme.

Home Front Friends -

Main area of activity: England
Our speciality is WW2 British home front and offer historical interactive talks, educational workshops, living history, re-enactment performances and museum interpretation.

To keep the audiences attention we mix serious subjects with a little humour. The term we use to describe what we do is 'edutainment'.

We can perform our interpretation / living history in the '1st person' which means can we interact with visitors as if we were a person from the period. We are both members of the actors union, Equity and have public liability insurance.

SUN JESTER -

Main area of activity: England
Sun Jester enables a range of hands on activities with real and replica objects from many periods of history

Historical Promotions and Event Management -

Main area of activity: UK
With an unrivalled position within the historical events industry, Historical Promotions is in a unique position with the company’s director, Rob Butler holding nearly 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and historical event organiser. This enables the company to combine our archaeological and historical expertise and professionalism in designing, organising, managing, delivering and marketing superb live historical events for our clients and the public to enjoy.

Visitors from the Past -

Main area of activity: North England
Special enrichment days for schools provided by Paul Mackintosh

Motivational, vivid and real! Through these costumed historical characters I offer exciting experiences for your children, interactive and creative ways to learn history and practise all sorts of KS 1 and 2 literacy skills - from speaking and listening to reading and writing, with a large dose of imagination thrown in. At KS3 I work through descriptions and stories, question and answer sessions (like 'hot seating') and demonstration to shed light on all sorts of aspects of social, religious and political History. I am a qualified teacher and a very experienced reenactor.
Visits to schools all over Yorkshire (and nearby).

My characters range in time from an Elizabethan seafarer (Tudors), through several seventeenth century manifestations (history and literacy) to an early eighteenth century pirate (literacy). The different characters work in a variety of cross-curricular ways, some focusing on storytelling and demonstration, some on written literacy work, some on roleplayed, imagined adventures, but all "in role" with a exciting historical base from which to explore all sorts of cross-curricular aspects.

Griffin Historical Ltd -

Main area of activity: UK
We supply a wide range of professional historical services for the heritage and entertainment industries.

These include skilled historical interpreters, professional project and event management, entertainment, corporate events, and theming for parties. We deliver innovative product launches and publicity stunts.

We have many credits in the field of historical reconstructions for tv and other media.

History Alive -

Main area of activity: UK
Fancy that, history that you see, hear, feel, smell and touch. We can come and talk to your museum, heritage site, company event, society, group or school, or sell you artifacts for use by museum visitors, school pupils or something lovely for a gift or for your own home. We publish the Historic Events Guide which lists many Living History and Re-enactment events in the UK.

Live’n History -

Main area of activity: UK
Live’n History is a historical interpretations company.

We have extensive experience of recreating historical events and have worked at a number of historic sites and museums throughout the country. We can educate, entertain and inspire by recreating the past through presentations and workshops.

We have extensive experience of working with corporate events, schools, heritage organisations and for TV and film work.

Claymore Reenactment Group -

Main area of activity:
Claymore Reenactment Group consists of an experienced group of reenactors, based in England, with a love for the history of Scotland, and in particular the risings of 1745, the 'Jacobite rebellion' and Bonnie Prince Charlie of popular culture.
We portray Stewarts of Appin's Regiment, who fought at Culloden, James Crichton of Auchingoul's, Cameron of Lochiels,and the Manchester Regiment.
We specialise in Living History encampments, skirmishes, musket and sword displays and are available for photo shoots, filming and corporate events

Many thanks to Joanne for her assistance in compiling this list.