Conquest is a re-enactment society dedicated to recreating the Norman, Anglo-Norman, Angevin and early Plantagenet period of English history 1066 - 1307AD. The society was formed in 1993 by a group of experienced re-enactors, and since our first event in early May 1993 we have delivered hundreds of events covering the specific time periods below:
1. 1066-1086AD The Battle of Hastings to the Domesday book
2. 1135 1189AD The anarchy of the King Stephen's reign - Battle of the Standard - Henry II
3. 1199-1216AD The Barons war - King John and the signing of the Magna Carta.
4. 1250-1260AD Seventh Crusade - The Barons- Revolt - Henry III - The Statutes of Arms
5. 1300-1314AD Edward I – the Scottish Wars of Independence
Some of the activities that can be found within our camp are:
A fully equipped kitchen where meals are prepared for the soldiers and civilians of the average garrison of the period
Drill, training and archery practise for the soldiers and archers of the garrison.
An operational Perrier siege engine
An armoury with a large display of period weapons and armour
Repair and maintenance of weapons and armour
A medieval doctor with an exhaustive knowledge of medical procedures of the time
Sewing, tapestry and wood working, depending on site and facilities
A few examples of from our long list of clients include English Heritage, Griffin Historical, The Royal Armouries (Leeds), Portsmouth (Museum of Artillery) and HM Tower of London, The BBC, Monmouthshire County Council, The Discovery Channel, Time Team, Gloustershire County Council, , Hedingham Castle, Cardiff City Council, Warwick Castle, Huntingdon Town Council, to name but a few. To book the society please look at the relevant web page.
If you are interested in membership, please note: To take part in the combat you must be 18 or older. If under 18, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, you can train and take part in drill displays, work as part of the crew of the siege engine or be a standard bearer on the battle field or participate in any non-combat activity.
All people under the age of 18 must attend events either with a parent, or with a legal guardian. A member of the society can act as a guardian, if they are willing, but no unescorted juveniles are allowed on the camp site. If you have any questions regarding membership, then please email the Society via the website.
We give many displays on our own, but often work in collaboration with other societies for particularly ‘special’ (i.e. BIG) events
For further info, take a look at our website at http://www.angevin.org/