Historia Normannis prides itself on offering a high-quality, exciting and historically accurate range of event options to a wide client base. At over 600 members across all of Britain, we are one of the biggest medieval re-enactment societies there is.
Members of the public are invited to experience history first-hand, handling reproduction artefacts and exploring the living conditions of a 12th-century army on the march. Whether providing a small tourney, or a large set-piece battle, Historia Normannis brings history to life!
Whether it be forming a small part of a larger event, the centrepiece of a historical pageant or a completely independent show, Normannis’ dedicated membership offer an engaging and enthusiastic insight into life and death almost nine centuries ago- – portraying an authentic 12th century military camp, including camp followers, nobles and even accompanying clerics.
There clients have included the BBC, English Heritage, Cadw, and many independently owned heritage sites across the UK.
Historia Normannis Central Scotland
The Central Scotland wing of one of the UK’s premier Early/High Medieval Reenactment societies. The Central Scotland branch is divided into three groups: two in Edinburgh (Hermaniston and Merciston) and one in Stirling. there public page can be found at:
Historia Normannis Hermaniston
Operating as part of the Heriot-Watt Medieval Society at the Heriot-Watt University. It is an open group for anybody that wants to try medieval re-enactment. Activities include weapon combat sessions under trained officers, crafts sessions under skilled craftsmen and loads of social meetings for members to enjoy. Sessions run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, usually starting at 1 pm. For more details visit:
Historia Normannis Merciston
The newest branch, operating in the Meadows. Activities involve both combat and crafts (the latter in co-operation with the Hermaniston group). Combat session run on Sundays at 1 pm in the corner between Middle Meadows Walk and Melville Drive. Some Sunday sessions are instead craft sessions, these run at the same time but are held at the Heriot-Watt University. For more details visit:
Historia Normannis Stirling
Operating as part of the University of Stirling’s Re-Enactment Society. During term time they train in historical combat, medieval crafts and go on field trips to medieval sites. Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 12:45 pm and Fridays at 6 pm. For more details visit: