A Note about Regia Anglorum and its local group
Regia Anglorum is a society founded in the UK in 1986 to accurately re-create the life of the British people as it was in the one hundred years prior to the Norman Conquest. Saxons, Vikings, Normans and Cymry all equally fall within our area of expertise. Our work deliberately has a strong educational slant and we consider that authenticity is of the highest importance. Regia is known as one of the best groups recreating the Early Middles in the world and has been featured in many documentaries and films. You can find much more about Regia at http://regia.org/
Regia Anglorum started forming branches in North America early in the twenty-first century. Our local branch covers Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, and it is called Micel Folcland (Old English for “Land of the Great People,” a meaning of “Illinois”), We are incorporated as a not-for profit educational organization. Our main thrust is Anglo-Scandinavian in the early eleventh century, and we attempt to recreate the culture of the Danelaw by holding and arranging demonstrations of Early Medieval crafts, displays of artifacts, lectures on the era and full encampments. At these events, we wear historical clothing and use only accurate period tools and techniques, within the limits of safety. Our encampments generally portray the activities of an eleventh-century village from around York, although we are forced by necessity to conduct these activities in and around period-style tents instead of houses. We do demonstrations of many crafts and pastimes of the era, including textiles, cooking, gaming, archery and military drill. Our clothing are as close to the styles of the time as we can make them, from head to toe, using the fabrics, the colors and even the sewing techniques of the time.
Our primary objective is to educate the audience as thoroughly, as completely and as accurate as possible on the culture of a misunderstood but infinitely rich and varied era of time! We accept members of any race, creed, faith or political view as long as they agree to wear accurate reconstructed clothing and kit from a British culture from that era and not to proselytize on any inappropriate subject.
For more information on the local branch, go to http://www.micelfolcland.org/