What can the Medieval Siege Society bring to your event?

A Medieval re-enactment can transform a castle, a park, a field, or almost anywhere, into a bustling Medieval community and a historic battlefield. With over 20 years experience staging re-enactment events, the Medieval Siege Society recognise that each event location is very different. Our Events Co-ordinators will work closely with you to design the best event for your venue.

 

Our Displays - A great day out for all the family

Within our membership there is outstanding knowledge of medieval life and siege warfare. All aspects of late medieval campaign life are covered.

 

Battle re-enactments

The spectacular centrepiece of the day, battle re-enactments are based on actual historical events and are linked to the venue we perform at where possible. The fighting follows a script which can be tailored by yourselves to suit your location and is controlled discreetly by radios.

We have also been commissioned to recreate specific battles such as Agincourt (1415), Northampton (1460), Edgecote (1469), Barnet (1471) and Bosworth (1485).

The size and complexity of the battle is dictated by the venue, and our Events Co-ordinators will discuss what we can provide.

Our battles usually include:

  • Mock Combat as massed men at arms clash with bills, swords, poleaxes and spears.
  • Archery - longbows and crossbows.
  • Gunnery - completely safe, blank-firing replicas.
  • Pyrotechnics - for that extra flash & bang.*
  • The Trebuchet - the largest portable siege engine in the country.*
  • and of course a Fearsome Medieval Siege!

[*available at extra cost. Plese ask our events co-ordinators for details.]

 

But it’s not just about the battle!

The MSS Living History Encampment is the window into the past where the public observe life as it was over 500 years ago.

MSS members will recreate the sights, sounds & smells of a vanished age of chivalry, combat, and intrigue - to educate, illuminate and entertain visitors of all ages.

These are just some of the displays we can provide. A full client pack is available on request. Please contact events@medieval-siege-society.co.uk for further details.

 

Why the Medieval Siege Society?

 

Public Relations Support

We will work with you to plan and execute the promotional activity essential to arouse interest of the event with an aim to increase footfall.

Advertising will be the responsibility of the venue or Event promoter, but we can support you with large number of high quality photographs and other promotional media that can aid in publicity to help make the event a success.

 

Health & Safety

The Medieval Siege Society is committed to the Safety of both the public and our members. To this end we have a team dedicated to continuously updating Safety standards. Each event is carefully assessed for all Health and Safety matters and a copy of our risk assessments and Safety methods will be provided upon request.

 

Training

All our members are trained to carry out their duties safely. We run a series of tests for the use of weapons, and only members with the appropriate certificates are allowed to participate. All statutory requirements are enforced and licenses are regularly inspected.

 

Insurance & Legal Requirements

We carry comprehensive £5 million public liability insurance to cover our own activities at the site. Event Organisers & landowners are advised to obtain their own Public Liability Insurance to supplement this (if they have not already).

The MSS complies with the Law on our use of black powder & the National Association of Re-enactment Societies (N.A.Re.S) guidelines in respect to all aspects of our events.