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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Ancient Oak Medieval Festival

The first weekend in September saw a troupe of Thamesreachers travel north to Flintheath to attend the Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre.  The festival is in its second year and is attended by a number of re-enactment groups putting on demonstrations for the public and traders selling their wares. Within the SCA encampment, there were fencing and heavy combat tourneys and the opport...
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Feast of St Adalbert

Events come in many different shapes and guises. This weekend saw a company of Thamesreachers venture across the sea to enjoy the small but perfectly formed Feast of St Adalbert, the second incarnation of an event set in the 16th century. The doors to a country noble house in county Offaly, Ireland, were thrown open to enjoy a weekend of literary discussion, music, period food ...
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What’s brewing in Thamesreach?

-Members of Thamesreach gets together to brew their own beer- One Sunday in February a group of brewers, and  soon-to-be-brewers, gathered at a small brewery in central London to try their hands at  making their own beer under the watch full eyes of Nasr and Robert. Nasr the experienced brewer, with his trusty companion Robert by his side, explained the process of brewing...
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Raglan Report

By Maude and Emoni Castell Rhaglann - a beautiful Welsh castle, full of history and drama and home for ten days in August when an encampment springs up around its walls. Ffair Rhaglann is now in its thirteenth year and is the flagship event for the Principality of Insulae Draconis. High medieval mixes with Norse, Persian, Tudor and Saxon without any regard for time periods. ...
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Meet the Members: Shirin Duxt Feroz

The first in a series of posts introducing our members, their medieval personas and the activities they enjoy in the society. Q: Name/Persona: A: Sarah Brider/ Shirin Duxt Feroz Q: How long have you been a member of SCA/Thamesreach? A: I started coming to events in March 2015 and formally joined the SCA a year later. Q: What made you join the SCA/Thamesreach? A: Hi...
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