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Reenacting the Dark Ages,  from the 7th to 10th Centuries.

Recreating the past is our passion. We specialise in the early Anglo Saxon age portraying the reign of King Penda of Mercia and his household. This often overlooked earlier period full of mystery, mythology, warfare and amazing stories is our key focus.


We do also cover the 9th / 10th centuries and the peak of the Viking Age. A time where Saxons fought climatic battles against the Norsemen for control of this island.


Swords of Penda - Children of Loki is a small historical reenactment society that specialises in dynamic and entertaining living history's and combat displays through the use of character role playing, crafts and skills now mostly long forgotten. 


As Rome fell into despair and the legions had left the shores of Britannia unguarded, a great era of change began. 

Read more about this fascinating period of history here


Click below to get a full list of our events for 2022 including shows at  Tutbury Castle, Chalke Valley History festival, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buster Ancient Farm and West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Get Involved

Want to get involved? we are currently recruiting new members, especially families. Reenactment is a great way to get away from the stresses of modern day life, no phones, TV or computer games. Slip back into the past and reconnect with your roots, learn old crafts and skills or learn to fight with swords, spears and axes!

Did you know the 6th Century is the true age of Arthur well before Knights in shining armour came about? 

Did you Penda was the last pagan king of Mercia? 

Do you know how the Kingdom of Mercia became the most powerful kingdom  in Briatin the 7th century

Want to learn more and experience it for yourself? Then drop us a message and join us in recreating the past! 

Latest Project

If you would like to book us for a show please dont hesitate to drop us a line. Are shows are both comprehensive, entertaining and educational at a very competitive price. 

Check out the musical arm of our group Here Be Flagons here

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