Arm and stand ready!

Restrictions have lifted in London and, after far too long, Thamesreach fighter practice is a go! We'll be having our first fighter practice for 2021 this Thursday 12th August in the Whitechapel area from 6.30pm to sundown. After that the plan is to have fortnightly Thursday practices on the second and fourth week of the month.  Get in touch with our Marshal for spe...
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Thamesreach Bunting Project

Thamesreach bunting across the top of a hall
The Thamesreach Bunting is an ongoing project for the shire, started by Robert de Canterbury and Geneviève de Flechiere, to add atmosphere to our halls and revels. The bunting is currently undergoing some attention and repairs, but as we (hopefully) return to indoor revels and events it will, once again, grace the rafters with festive style. Our bunting captures a...
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Raglan Fair at Manor Farm, Bourne

A medieval encampment of three tents in front of Raglan Castle
As restrictions begin to lift, it is with much excitement that the Principality of Insulae Draconis is able to host Raglan Faire in the heart of Cambridgeshire from August 13-22. Our Principality Coronet Tournament will also be held at this event, on the 21st of August, to end The Long Reign and begin a new season of fellowship in the Isles. More information, as it come...
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Annual General Meeting 2021

Medieval illumination of a university lecturer and gathering of students
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 10 July at Grovelands Park, Southgate, London. This will be a short meeting at the beginning of the Medieval Outdoor Games revel, to vote for officers and discuss what members would like to see happen once we are able to meet in person without restrictions.  If you are not able to join us in perso...
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Medieval Outdoor Games Revel

A fun outdoor social occasion for the Shire of Thamesreach, the London Branch of the Society forCreative Anachronism. Saturday 10th July 2021. Noon-6pm. Grovelands Park, Southgate. To include:Playing medieval outdoor games, such as quoits, loggetts, bowls and stool ball. Pitch & putt golf (a period game, known from 15th century Scotland) is also available in the park!Cr...
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Flintheath Shire weekend

Thamesreach, mighty though it is, does not exist alone in the principality of Insulae Draconis. To the north lies Flintheath, a shire which can be reached in little time and has many friendly residents, including some former Thamesreach residents. At the end of May they held their first multi-day event over the bank holiday weekend. The venue was Manor Farm which ...
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Flaming Arrow XI

A report by Maud de Elsynge… The announcement ran along the lines of:"Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the Shire of Glen Rathlin is proud to announce that it is once more hosting Flaming Arrow. We are running it again as a full weekend full of fun archery shoots, good food and merriment." Which sounded pretty good so off I went. Glen Rathlin is a Shire in Lough Devnaree (Ireland)...
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Thamesreach on Ice

"...if the moors in Finsbury and Moorfield freeze over, children from London play. Some of the children have attached bones to their ankles, and carry well-worn sticks. They fly across the ice like birds, or well-fired arrows.” That was how William FitzStephen described ice skating in his 12th century chronicle of London life. Skating has long been a popular pastime i...
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Kingdom University

November sees people from all over Drachenwald (and the Known World) to attend Kingdom University –a day of talks and classes covering every aspect of life in the Middle Ages, followed by a sumptuous feast. This year, Kingdom University was held at Ingestre Hall, a beautiful late Elizabethan manor house near Stafford. Small flurrie of Thamereachers old and new, headed north to ...
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