Our groups

Our groups

Stronghold is made up of regional groups based around England who all come together to deliver medieval experiences multiple times each year at re-enactment shows as well as public and private events. The society is run by and comprised entirely of volunteer historical interpreters from all walks of life from across the country. We are a non-profit organisation with the core goal of delivering educational and entertaining medieval experiences year-round.

Our membership includes students, engineers, human resource workers, archivists, teachers, researchers, technicians, police officers, call centre employees, nurses, writers, financial service workers, and more. We do not discriminate on any grounds — every member, no matter their ethnicity, religion, or nationality, has every right to take part in our displays.

All our portrayals are based in history and each element, from the clothes we wear, to the equipment we use, to the tents we sleep in, has been thoroughly researched and is grounded in extant and pictorial historical sources.

Take a look at our regional groups below!

Chevaliers du Leon

Leicester

Chevaliers du Leon in Leicester hosts weekly craft sessions where you can learn sewing, embroidery, weaving, leatherworking, coin minting, cooking, chainmail making, and more. Martial enthusiasts can join combat sessions led by experienced members, mastering safe and performative weapon techniques from the high medieval period. The group also organizes regular social and gaming gatherings.
You can contact them via Facebook or Instagram

Chevaliers du Leon in Leicester hosts weekly craft sessions where you can learn sewing, embroidery, weaving, leatherworking, coin minting, cooking, chainmail making, and more. Martial enthusiasts can join combat sessions led by experienced members, mastering safe and performative weapon techniques from the high medieval period. The group also organizes regular social and gaming gatherings.
You can contact them via Facebook or Instagram

Corvus Marinus

Liverpool

Corvus Marinus, based in Woolton, Liverpool, trains most Sundays (weather permitting) and some Wednesday nights during the summer. While centered in Liverpool, the group includes members from across the Northwest and is open to newcomers from any location.
You can contact them via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or send an email to corvus.marinus.liverpool@gmail.com

Corvus Marinus, based in Woolton, Liverpool, trains most Sundays (weather permitting) and some Wednesday nights during the summer. While centered in Liverpool, the group includes members from across the Northwest and is open to newcomers from any location.
You can contact them via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or send an email to corvus.marinus.liverpool@gmail.com

Raven Company

Birmingham

Our Birmingham group is based in Selly Oak and has close ties with the University of Birmingham Battle Re-enactment Society. They train Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings during term time at the Guild of Students (you don’t need to be a student to join). Additionally, they hold crafting sessions fortnightly on Tuesday evenings, where you can learn to make medieval clothing, usually with pizza!
You can contact them via Facebook, Instagram, or send an email to ravencompany.sh@gmail.com

Our Birmingham group is based in Selly Oak and has close ties with the University of Birmingham Battle Re-enactment Society. They train Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings during term time at the Guild of Students (you don’t need to be a student to join). Additionally, they hold crafting sessions fortnightly on Tuesday evenings, where you can learn to make medieval clothing, usually with pizza!
You can contact them via Facebook, Instagram, or send an email to ravencompany.sh@gmail.com

Roegate Levy

Surrey

Roegate Levy is based in Reigate, Surrey and do combat training on Sunday afternoons at Earlswood Lakes.
You can contact them via Facebook, or email their secretary, Fred, at fhampson94@hotmail.co.uk

Roegate Levy is based in Reigate, Surrey and do combat training on Sunday afternoons at Earlswood Lakes.
You can contact them via Facebook, or email their secretary, Fred, at fhampson94@hotmail.co.uk

Routiers

Nationwide

Routiers are a small but dedicated group of veteran re-enactors based throughout England. They portray everything from a knightly household at war to a thriving medieval pub. When not involved in combat, they field a living history camp and excellent kitchen with its very own bread oven.

Routiers are a small but dedicated group of veteran re-enactors based throughout England. They portray everything from a knightly household at war to a thriving medieval pub. When not involved in combat, they field a living history camp and excellent kitchen with its very own bread oven.