Links

Regia Websites

Other Reenactment Groups

Reenactment Resources

Historical Websites

Other Websites

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Regia Websites

Regia Anglorum  – The main site for the national society.
Regia e-group – The homepage of the Regia email list.
Gwerin List
 – Information about the Gwerin email list.

Y Cantref Breiniol
 – Our next door neighbour branch of Regia, based in Cardiff.
Milities deBec – Large Regia group based about the University of Canterbury.
Sceaftesige – Regia group based in Bracknell/Slough who have a very nice site.
The other Sceaftesige site
 – In fact they have two very nice sites.
Wirhalh Skip-Felag
 – Regia group on the Wirral.
Milites de Lindessig
 – North Linconshire Regia.
Geforthan Strandi
 
– The American Branch of Regia.  Link down at present.
Hurstwic
 – A local branch of Geforthan Strandi covering New England.
Baldurstrand – A local branch of Geforthan Strand covering California, Orgeon and Washington.
Sarah Doyle’s Site – Has some good information about kit

Other Reenactment Groups

The Vikings  – Another large Dark Ages society.
Cwmwd Ial
 – The North Wales branch of 
The Vikings.  Fun site and some useful LHE recipes.
Wychwood Warriors – Oxford University Historical Re-enactment Society.
Fröjel Gotlandica Viking Re-enactment Society – Norse Dark Ages group.
Clan Hwicce – Group based in North Bucks.  Very imaginative, original site.  Link down at present.
Shields of the Shattered Isle – Northern Ireland Viking Group.
Gael Agus Gall – Another Northern Ireland Viking group, we’ve been to a few of their shows.
Combrogi – Pre-Conquest Living History.
The Grey Company – Australian Dak Ages Reenactment.
The Cherson Garrison – Varangian Guard.
The Dark Ages Trust – Living History 500AD to 1100AD
Conquest – An Anglo-Norman group we play with sometimes.
Lothene -An 11th century Scottish group.  Very informative site.
Gaddgedlar – Scottish Living History.  We like these guys.
Swords of Dalriada – More Scots.  We like them too.
Historic Saltire Society– Lots more Scots.
Alcateia – More people we like.  This time from Portugal.  Link down at present.
Adrian Empire – Medieval and Renaissance reenactment from 1066-1605 Europe.
Knights of Longshanks – A group which often comes to play with us.  Link down at present.
The Dawn Duellists – Mad Scots whose swords’ you do not want to be on the wrong end of!

Reenactment Resources

General

HistReenact  – Home of the mailing list and lots of useful resources.
NARES
 – Site offering advice and information for living history groups.
Our Living History
 – UK specific information for reenactors.
Re-Enact.Com
 – UK Reenactment
.
BattlePlan – Reenactment insurance from BervaleMead.
Plantaganet Events – The organisers of several of the shows we’ve been to.
Marc’s Page – Lots of reenactment information, especially about crafts.
Russell’s Page – Entertaining and informative.
Ye Olde Issue -Very funny silly site.  Not for the easily offended.

Publications

Call to Arms – Reenactment and Living History directory.
Armourer/Skirmish
 – Reenactment and Living History magazines.
Echoes from the Past – Another Living History and Reenactment magazine.
The Living History Register – Very comprehensive.
Boydell and Brewer – Have a section on reenacment books.

Combat and Weapons

ARMA – The Association of Renaissance Martial Arts – Lots of information about the hitty stuff.
Western Martial Arts Information Page
 – Training courses for various combat styles.
Medieval Sword Virtual Museum – Very well written informative site.
Dark Age Swordsmanship – A collection of useful links.

Textiles and Costume.

Fibre Arts – Spinning weaving and natural dying information. 
Weavers Hand – A large braid weaving site.
Textile resources for the re-enactor – Lots of articles and links.
Tunic worksheet – Patterns and instructions.
Medieval/Renaissance Embroidery Homepage – Embroidery information and patterns.
Dark age stitches and seams – Instructions and diagrams.
Links for soft kit – Lots of them.
The Calafian Costumer’s Guild – Lots of resources.
Costumes before the Rennaisance – Lots of links and info. 

Footwear of the Middles Ages
 – Huge site all about shoes. 

Crafts

Ravenstead Household – Lots of links to information about Viking Ages arts and crafts.
AnvilFire – Blacksmithing.
Tents of History – Tons of information and references
Mead – Recipes, history and so on.
The Mead Hall – Lots more information.

Beads and Glassworking
History of Lampworking – An overview.
Historic Glass 
– Some useful links and examples.
Timeless Beads – Recreations on some Viking and Saxon beads, with methods.
Historical Bead Replication Project – With glossaries and references.
Ancient Beads – Information about beads thoughout history and across the world.  
 Link down at present.

Traders

The Reenactors Market – Blackbird Leys as-was.
The Drunken Monk
 – Brother Martin’s site.
Jelling Dragon – Online catalogue, lots of pretties, weapons and other essentials.
Viking Crafts  – Pretties.
Amour Class – Weapons supplier.  Nice robust blades.
Baliff Forge – Weapons supplier.
The Armchair Armoury – Every sort of mail-link you could want .
Mercia Sveiter – Druid’s site.
Historic Shoes – Cheap authentic shoes for sale.
Plantagenet Shoes – Not-so-cheap shoes, but very good quality.
Grunal
 – Dave the Moneyer’s site.
Gillis Coins – Genuine artifacts for sale.
Birka Traders – Lots of goodies to buy.
Historic Games – Lots of fun stuff.
Wingham Wool Work
 – Spinning supplies.
Past Class – Some nice castings.
Hot Glass – Sells supplies for making your own beads.
Steve Ralphs – Reasonably priced archery supplies.
The Archery Centre – Another archery supplier.  This one with an extensive online catalogue.
Lurgashall – Winery.
Battling.com – Fencing suppliers where those great foam sabres came from.
Abandoned Communities – A collection of information, some of the locations covering the Dark Age period.

Historical Websites

Dark Ages

Vortigen Studies – Dark Ages history site.  Very big.
Viking Links
 – Many of them.
Viking Answer Lady – Ask anything about the Vikings.
Viking resources for the Reenactor – Lots of information.
Dragons in the Sky – A collection of essays comparing the year 1000 with the year 2000

The Conquest

Battle of Hastings 1066 – Nice site, lots of info.
Osprey Essential Norman Conquest
 – Rather graphics intensive but very pretty.
1066 – Lots of information.

Wales

Chronicles – Original sources for Welsh history.
Gerald of Wales 
– Interesting extracts.
Cadw
 – Welsh historic monuments.
Castles of Wales – Very pretty site, tons of info and photos.
CISP database – Celtic Inscribed Stones Project.
Swansea History Web – Lots and lots of information about local history.
Swansea Local History – Large site.
Explore Swansea – Lots of local information.
Wales On The Web – Wales related information and services on the web.  All and sundry.

Places to Visit

The British Museum – Huge site.
Museum of London
 – Museum covering the whole history of London from prehistory to the present. 
Jorvik Viking Centre – Wonderful place to visit and a nice website too.
Historic UK
 – Historic holidays.
Royal Armouries – Great place to visit.
Swansea Museum – The home of Faintly Fuzzy Man, Man In Blanket, and other interesting stuff.
Gower Heritage Centre – Including a 12th Centrury watermill.
Oxbow Books – Bookshop specialising in Medieval History.

General

Medieval Women – Lots of information, very graphics intensive.
Women and War 
– Lots of information about women warriors plus links to many related sites. 
Orb
 – Online medieval reference book.
Medieval Resources – Links to lots and lots of info.
An Internet Book on the Medieval World – Huge site with lots of data.
The Medieval Names Archive – Lots of useful articles and lists of names.
Rolls of Arms – A compilation of 13th century rolls of arms with the texts and illustrations.
Useful Dates in British History – Very handy.
DScriptorium – Illustrated manuscripts online.
History Today – Homepage of the magazine.
A History of Britain – Lots of information about this BBC programme which Regia did some filming for.

Research

Archaeological Journals in Ireland – Lists of journals with some links.
Archaeological Journals for Great Britain – List of journals & Links.
Welsh Archaeological Database
 – Database of sites, records, reports and manuscripts.  (Registration required.)
Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust – Lots of useful links, and the official Sites and Monuments Record
Western European Studies Section at UVA – Has a range of information including weblinks and publications.
Archaeology Data Service in the UK
 – Journal citations, bibliography and reports.

Other Websites

Viking Kittens – Weirdness.
Discover your Viking Name – Silliness.
Find your Welsh Warrior name – And more silliness.
I have an axe in my head! – Useful foreign translations.
Welsh Lexicon – Online translation to and from Welsh.
Apex Catering – Including hog roasts, barbecues, buffets and banquets.  They’re often at Cosmeston and the food is always delicious.
Embers Catering Equipment – Equipment for said hogroasts.
Swaledale Cheese – Worth a mention if only because they sell Mead Cheese!
Utilikilts – Just too weird and wonderful.
Studio 88 – Paintings of historical events.
Llantwit.com – We do a local show here…
Tewkesbury -And a huge show here.
217 Community Resource Centre
 – We have done a small display here and it’s a great place to relax with a coffee.
DFarmer.Net – The home of many horrible things.
Danskmacabre – The homepage of Gore, one of Cardiff’s ex-pats
Shura’s Website – Nice site.
The Hunger Site – Very worthwhile site where you can donate food for free.
NDO – A Free ISP and the host of this site.

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