Thamesreach at the International Rapier Seminar

  By Cecily Arderne Two Thamesreach fencers, myself and Lord Guy de Dinan, attended this year’s International Rapier Seminar in Godalming, in April, in order to improve and test our skill with the sword.   This weekend-long training event and tournament involved fencers from many different schools – and indeed countries – so it was a great opportunity to learn how ra...
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Excitement is brewing about the Tavern Revel

 The next Thamesreach Revel will focus on the pleasures (and perils) of the medieval tavern. Afternoon activities will include: A chance to try several period dice, card and board games. A talk on brewing. A tasting of (modern) beers and wines that approximate some of the flavours of ancient and medieval drinks. The Thamesreach minstrels will perform several songs for our ...
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Sewing Revel Classes Announced

The Revel on February 20 will include classes to help you get started on making or improving your wardrobe. Class start times are approximate and it is expected that projects started during the sessions will be continued through the afternoon. 1.30pm Class: It’s Hemming Time by milady Cecily Finish your garments properly with hand hemming. We'll look at four different hem st...
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Guy’s Journey around pre-1600 London pubs pt 3

Ye Olde Mitre, Barnet. This is a delightful survivor of the coaching inns that used to line the St-Albans-London road. Not much is known about the origins of this pub, originally three inns that eventually merged together, although there are records of a brewing licence dated from 1554. This date is questioned as there are 14th and 15th century timbers within the building str...
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2016 Fighter Practice off to a great start!

Dalston Kingsland has been invested with SCA fighters and fencers. As the evenings grow lighter, half a dozen rapier enthusiasts have been drilling and sparring alongside the armoured fighters, warming up in readiness for the new season of events. If you would like to join us, whether veteran or first-timers, then visit our Martial Activities page.
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Guy’s Journey around pre-1600 London pubs Pt 2

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese With Emoni and Milada, I checked out this famous period pub. A pub has reputedly been on this site since 1538, and hospitality was associated with the site prior to that when it was part of a local priory. The Cellars are reckoned to be part of that Carmelite establishment. Destroyed and rebuilt due to the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is now a warren o...
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Guy’s Journey round London pre 1600 pubs Pt 2

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese With Emoni and Milada, I checked out this famous period pub. A pub has reputedly been on this site since 1538, and hospitality associated with the site prior to that when it was part of a local priory. THe Cellars are reckoned to be part of that Carmelite establishment. Destoryed and rebuilt due to the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is now a warren of sm...
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Early Music for the Festive Season

The churches, concert halls and music schools of this our city and Shire have much to offer in the way of early music during the festive season. These all include at least some pre 17th century music, sometimes amid a mixed programme. THUR 3 DEC, 7.30pm Mediaeval Baebes: Christmas Tour, Of Kings and Angels St James's Church, London http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com FRI 4 DEC, 7...
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Thamesreach joins Flintheath in hosting the next Coronet Tournament

It is with great pleasure to announce that Thamesreach and Flintheath have joined together to host the Coronet Tournament to decide the Prince and Princess of Insulae Draconis.   From Friday May 27th to Sunday May 29th, the Shires will gather to champion their candiates, vying for the thronesand the chasnce of glory on the field. Archers will practice their aims, and fen...
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