Principles of the Company
Over the last decades there has been a resurgence in interest in the medieval period. Every year, a number of medieval-style events are organised all over Europe. The casual visitor can’t tell if what they are seeing is actually based on historical fact or simply inspired by medieval fantasy. At a Company of Saynt George event, there is no artistic license or romantic idealization. We try to recreate things as they actually were.
High Fidelity Reenactment
The Company of Saynt George is seen by some as the benchmark of medieval reenactment. This reputation is based on nearly 20 years of medieval portrayals backed by historical evidence, and a desire to recreate the medieval period without compromise. The Company therefore expects from its members a precise and careful study of historical models. This task is never-ending. Every discussion brings up new ideas and suggestions that indicate where our interpretation and equipment can still be improved. Authenticity as a goal can never be reached, but we are working hard to get closer and closer.
Cooperation and Research
Improvement is based on the exchange of knowledge. We are always open to discussions with institutions, other groups and individuals. Our research is linked to archaeological findings, museum items, text sources and historical pictures. We constantly replace and improve our equipment, thus aiming to advance both our understanding of daily life in the 15th century and that of our partners.
The Company of Saynt George lives on the energy and the enthusiasm of its members. Happy and motivated members are the basis for every successful event and a fulfilling hobby. The friendship we share is the source of the positive atmosphere in our camp. It helps us to overcome hardships brought on by the weather and the unavoidable disagreements that arise between the members.
Keeping our goals in mind and sharing our interests and our experience improves the solidarity of the group. As a result, we take our hobby very seriously and ourselves less so.