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May 08 - 10

Corfe Castle,The Square, Corfe, Dorset BH20 5EZ

Medium Hrafnslith See as VCal

Alfred & Guthrum Corfe Castle Welcome to the Saxon stronghold of Corfe Cap.

This weekend we are re-creating the events surrounding the Alliance between the Saxons and the Brythonic Kings as a response to the arrival of the Danish Great Army. King Alfred is gathering his allies and the army of Wessex at Corfe Burgh ready to march on Exeter, which has been recently captured and sacked by he Vikings.

The Vikings take the initiative and head to Corfe in the hope of striking an early blow whilst the alliance is still forming. (OK we made this bit up so wecan have a battle!). This was to be the beginning of a long and brutal campaign against Haestans Danish army.

Follow the story from 10am when the gates open with a skirmish, have a look around our L.H.E encampment & talk to the saxon/viking villagers & warriors and see how the justice is served in the king Alfred court. You can see your children train to be in the Saxon Fryd & watch the two armies muster in the square before the main battle which will finish off your great day in this stunning castle.

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May 09 - 10

Escot near Honiton, Devon

Minor Westencynn See as VCal

Escot's Saxon Village will be manned and raided by Westencynn's Vikings and Saxons. Living History and combat displays.

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May 23 - 24

Dunstaffnage Castle DIRECTIONS WEBSITE Castle Grounds, Dunbeg, Oban PA37 1PZ

Minor Glasgow See as VCal

Come and see our Viking Encampment, Skirmishes and lots more.

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May 23 - 25

Harwell Village Park OX11 0LJ

Medium Ulfhrafnar See as VCal

The Great Heathen Army is terrorising the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. After successfully subduing the kingdom of Mercia, the Vikings once again turn their attention to Wessex. Crossing the Thames one of the war bands reaches the village of Harwell. The local Saxons are trying to repel them while waiting for reinforcements from Wantage. Will the Saxons stand their ground or will the Vikings manage to overrun them? Visit our living history camp and talk to the Saxon and Viking ladies and men demonstrating various crafts. Ask the warriors about their weapons or to tell you stories of their brave deeds.

Sunday 24th (free entry): We would like to invite all school children and their parents to come and visit us Sunday 24th May 12pm-5pm. The living history camp will be open with a small arena for the warriors to train their skills.

Monday 25th, Harwell Feast: https://harwellfeast.com The living history camp will be open during the Feast, and the Warriors will give a weapons display and a shield wall battle in the main arena.

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May 24 - 25

Fonmon, Barry Vale of Glamorgan CF62 3ZN Wales

Minor Blaeddau Du See as VCal

Come and see the Vikings in a multi period show spanning from c950 to c13 with displays of living history , games and combat throughout the day with something for all and a great day out for all the family set next to a beautiful 12 century Manor House

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May 30 - 31

Flag Fen, nr Peterborough

Medium Ousekjarr See as VCal

We are pleased to be working with Flag Fen for the fifth year running. We will be putting on combat displays and living history throughout the day. There will also be a series of timed activities. All the Vikings activities will be set in the wonderful surroundings of the Bronze Age landscape of Flag Fen. See the Vivacity website for further details.

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