Myths – In the beginning

Far back in time, before history, before the world even existed, there was nothing but a vast yawning abyss, Ginungagap.  To the North the abyss was bitterly cold, here there grew ice and fog, where the cold gathered we call Niflheim.  Within the ice glaciers stirred and icy water flowed, the source of these watersContinue reading “Myths – In the beginning”

Re-enactment and Me – Lisa’s story

Re-Enactment and Me…………. So, you may have recently been to an event and seen some Vikings living in a camp settlement setting or watched a bunch of nutters putting a display and you are now thinking WOW all seems like fun and wondering how and why people get involved. I wanted to share how itContinue reading “Re-enactment and Me – Lisa’s story”

Eat like a Viking – bread

Most of the remains of bread that have been found by archaelogists is flat bread, baked on a stone or a shard of pottery over a fire. However there are references to the more wealthy homes baking fermented bread in an oven. It seems likely that this would be something like a modern sourdough. AtContinue reading “Eat like a Viking – bread”

Viking Runes

Viking Runes There are a lot of misconceptions about runes and how they were used by the Vikings, this short guide aims to provide a simple introduction to where they came from and how they were used What are Runes? The Runes are the characters of an ancient writing system, equivalent to our modern alphabet. The firstContinue reading “Viking Runes”

Training Sessions

Practise sessions are held once a fortnight at an indoor venue in Peterborough, during the summer season we also offer some outdoor sessions. You are welcome to come and join us if you are interested in becoming a member or are a member of another group looking for extra practise. We encourage all members to develop both their combatContinue reading “Training Sessions”

Odin’s Aett – Our Story

This was not the life Ragnarr Jernside expected. He grew up in a fine hall, surrounded by brothers and cousins and fosterlings learning the art of being a Viking Jarl, and it was an art, you needed to be able to pick up a sword and inspire your men from the frontline of the battle,Continue reading “Odin’s Aett – Our Story”