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Conquest

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:57 pm
by Brendan C
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/

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:49 pm
by Medicus Matt
You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:29 pm
by Brendan C
Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:
Good point - well spotted :thumbup:

Brendan C

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:25 pm
by Sir Fletcher Phelps
Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:
Otherwise known as the HDC and the Stout Yeomanry, no doubt! :D

Re: Conquest

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:33 am
by Brendan C
Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:
Otherwise known as the HDC and the Stout Yeomanry, no doubt! :D
Adsolutely! (says a founder member of the HDC)

Brendan C

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:33 pm
by Nigel
Next show July 31st and August 1st Dover CASTLE 1216

Re: Conquest

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:45 am
by Nigel
And Dover truly rocked

Conquest,Draum the mss and others put on a truly magnificent 1216 siege 3 events in the day plus ongoing stuff crammed 2 years into an afternoon

And it was great

Re: Conquest

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:30 pm
by Brendan C
A few piccies (with a bad camera) to give some idea of the surrounding we were working in:

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Brendan C

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:44 pm
by Anthony of the MSS
It was a cracking weekend :-)

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:38 am
by Nigel
Literally in some cases

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:09 pm
by Hobbitstomper
The castle was great.
De Bec cowered in fear from the power of our mighty siege machine.
There was too much fine food again.

Don’t forget that the Conquest doctor can also do jewellery and there is a bit of archery to.

Re: Conquest

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:20 am
by Nigel
Hobbitstomper wrote:The castle was great.
De Bec cowered in fear from the power of our mighty siege machine.
There was too much fine food again.

Don’t forget that the Conquest doctor can also do jewellery and there is a bit of archery to.
There is never enough food althought he chicken tikka bucket on sat night was a bit awsesome

Re: Conquest

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:27 pm
by Nigel
Just a late thanks to the chaps (Badger John Smeagol Trix and Simon(hope I din't miss anybody))who took on the assembled hoardes of children at the British museum yesterday



The final event in our busiest season yet :D

Re: Conquest

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:53 am
by Nigel
And a couple from the event
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Re: Conquest

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:49 pm
by Dan of Britannia
Conquest are a top group!

Very impressive kit & pictures mate.

You guys really set the standards in this period, you started about the same time we did, your kit standards are excellent, you have a great attitude to the public and what's more your shows are bloody entertaining to watch- and we're proud to have worked with you chaps at multi period events!

Re: Conquest

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:53 pm
by Brendan C
Praise from the praiseworthy, Dan

Have seen Britannia in action - superb shows, excellent kit and history explained in an interesting and fun way to the public

Brendan C

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:37 am
by Medicus Matt
Perhaps Britannia and Conquest should get a room.

I feel a bit queasy now. :sick:

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:22 am
by Dan of Britannia
Oh we are.... at a certain venue! :wink:

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:13 pm
by Nigel
Naughty

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:18 pm
by Dan of Britannia
Well some of us are closet Normans anyways... on reflection they weren't quite right-wing enough for my liking!!!

I can imagine that some of the Franco-Flemish may have been caught reading the Guardian on the eve of Hastings!!!

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:47 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Pinko bastards.

Re: Conquest

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:04 pm
by KedlestonCraig
Dan of Britannia wrote:Well some of us are closet Normans anyways... on reflection they weren't quite right-wing enough for my liking!!!

I can imagine that some of the Franco-Flemish may have been caught reading the Guardian on the eve of Hastings!!!
They'd only use shields, as spears might impact on their opponents' human rights, and no helmets so as not to present a threatening demeanor. BTB burned that section of the Tapestry obviously :wink:

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:58 pm
by Nigel
First events are startign to list on the forum includign a nice overseas jaunt :D

OH AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our friends and remember that pleasing glow on the horizon is us burning down your neighbous village cos its


OURS

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:40 pm
by Nigel
More events listed season is starting to come together

Re: Conquest

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:13 pm
by Dingo8MyBaby
Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:
They copy us for figures and the large dinner is a rite if passage for joining...

Go figure!

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:30 pm
by Nigel
been a busy time

we've jsut finished the shoots for a channel 5 documentary on Wallace which look very promising and have had a fab time offshore. A couple of pics attached so you can get an idea and thanks toa ssorted friends who amde up the numbers on the various shoots on this one.
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Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:51 pm
by Medicus Matt
Background figure, extreme right hand side, shrouded by authentic medieval battlefield 'fog of war'...that's me that is.

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:29 pm
by Nigel
Medicus Matt wrote:Background figure, extreme right hand side, shrouded by authentic medieval battlefield 'fog of war'...that's me that is.
looks like an orc to me

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:48 pm
by Medicus Matt
Nigel wrote:looks like an orc to me

Yup. :D

Re: Conquest

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:23 pm
by randallmoffett
Nigel,

Is it going to be shown outside the UK? Over here in the US it seems a great deal of these programs do not make the jump. I'd love to see it if you know if it will be released here.

Looks like an awesome group.

Randall