The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international group dedicated to recreating the Middle Ages - selectively!

Armoured fighting

Be a knight in shining armour

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Fencing

Fencing using genuine historical techniques

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Archery

Master your aim

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Arts & Sciences

The wealth of historical crafts

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Events

Just like being in the middle ages

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Classes and Practices

The easiest way to join in

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Upcoming event: Chaucer's Tavern

Come ye, one and all, to the Tavern of Chaucer, wherein we shall stand you food and drink until you will fit no more, and show you all the fat partridges and bream and pike you might dream of. And games, and perhaps, if we are good, the words of that great Chaucer read by a duke.

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Upcoming event: Coronet of Fools

Bealtaine fires burn across the land, calling the Fair Folk out of their hiding places to witness the warriors of Insulae Draconis coming together to the ancient site of Newgrange to contest for the Coronet of the Isles.

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Recent news

Fencers! Good news ahead!

Fencers! Good news ahead ;) We are approaching the end of Fiore’s zogho largo (wide or free plays), so it is time to get into some serious business and beat each other up a bit (with all due safety precautions!).

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Venetian Rapier translation on sale

Bad news: Our primary source for rapier, Tom Leoni’s Giganti translation is listed as ‘discontinued’ on the Knight Shop website! :-O

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Heavy practices - 1 & 8 November

What has been going on at Thursday’s armoured practices? Last week we were myself and Duncan in armour, and Aodh out of armour. We had discussed beforehand our immediate concerns (respectively, minimal defence, left-handed shots, and body shots), so we developed a three-way drill which allowed us to work on all those areas as needed. We analysed our own ways of delivering shots and explained them to each other as though to a beginner, and used non-dominant hand shots to really isolate the technique.

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