Ever wonder what it was like to fight in armour? To shoot a bow from a castle window? To learn how to make clothes right from preparing the wool to final embroidery or illuminate text on parchment? If you've even a passing interest in medieval arts & crafts, medieval cookery & brewing, heraldry & arms, fencing or just historical research, we do all of this, and so much more in the Society for Creative Anachronism!
The Baelfyr is a monthly newsletter produced by the Insulae Draconis Chronicler as a publication of Insulae Draconis, of the SCA UK CIC. All new members who sign up for membership with the CIC are automatically added the subscription service. The newsletter is in electronic format and delivered by email. It contains news and events for the month, useful articles and messages from the Prince and Princess or various officers. You can request to be included by emailing the chronicler
Develop knightly combat skills with chivalry and honour, and fight for your inspiration for the Coronet
Learn and hone your skills so that you will always hit your mark
Learn the secrets of medieval artisans and scientists and how we create their work or continue their research
Learn to sword fight in style, the way it was really done
Over the next couple of weeks we will have Yuletide University (which includes classes on the themes of plenty, kindliness, and art) held in Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Northern Ireland and Yule Ball (where they will crown the Monarch of the Holly) in Cambridgeshire, England. All over the Principality local groups will meet to share good food and good company.
How to start a College, Hamlet or Shire, bidding for and running events, resources for groups, howto guides for new officers.
A directory of the officers of the Principality of Insulae Draconis, should you need to get in touch.
Insulae Draconis CIC manages membership for the people of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Iceland (Klakavirki) residents will still need to renew their membership with SCA.org
How to find us on social media sites, join relevant mailing lists and engage with us day to day.
Download howtos, find out about the history of Insulae Draconis, find forms, rules, and useful links.
The Prince and Princess need your help to recognise the skills, talents and efforts of their people, make an award recommendation for all you believe should be recognised in Insulae Draconis for their contributions