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Welcome to West Dragonshire!

West Dragonshire is the local shire of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), encompassing all of southern England (except for London, which is Thamesreach).

The SCA is a worldwide non-profit organisation for the re-creation of the skills, chivalry and combat of medieval Europe. We investigate and re-enact fighting, arts, crafts and sciences from the Dark to Middle Ages. We differ from most historical re-enactment groups in that we cover the time envelope of the fifth century to the sixteenth century. Also, our focus or is not to put on shows or demonstrations but to enjoy ourselves while recreating history. The emphasis is on participation and doing as opposed to watching. Our members' personas represent everything from Knights of the Wars of the Roses to Vikings from the ninth century.

Our activities include medieval armoured combat, renaissance rapier combat, archery, medieval and renaissance dancing, historical cooking (and feasts) and historical costuming. Anything that would have been done in the Dark Ages, Middle Ages or Renaissance (barring things like pestilence and torture) can be done in the group. We do not focus on a particular culture, time-period or historical event, anything known to pre-17th century Europe is open for re-creation.

West Dragonshire is part of the Principality of Insulae Draconis, which spans the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Iceland. Insulae Draconis is part of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, the SCA branch spanning all of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

More information on the activities of the Shire and the SCA can be found by following the links on the left, or by contacting any of the Shire Officers. For a quick introduction to the SCA, click here.


What's on in West Dragonshire?
Fighter Practice - Sundays & Tuesdays
Regular Activities
Upcoming Events
This is the recognized website for the Shire of West Dragonshire of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Tori Smith. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and any printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. Copyright 2008-2012 West Dragonshire. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this website, please contact the web minister at webminister[at]westdragonshire[dot]org. She will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

Page last updated 18th August 2012 by Tori Smith.