Society for Creative Anachronism

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 organisation for the re-creation of the skills, chivalry and combat of medieval Europe. 

We investigate and re-enact fighting, arts, crafts and sciences of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. 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. Our emphasis is on participation. 

Our activities include medieval armoured combat, mediaeval and Renaissance rapier combat, archery, medieval and Renaissance dancing, historical cooking and feasting, and making our clothes from historical evidence.

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.

You can contact the shire and find information on upcoming West Dragonshire activities by visiting the shire's Facebook page or by emailing the group on

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This is the recognized website for the Shire of West Dragonshire of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Linnet de Covenham. 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 2018 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 He will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

Site last updated 5 March 2020 by Raphe Cuthbert