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!
New to Insulae Draconis?
Welcome to these Current Middle Ages.
Practical history with something for everyone.
Groups across the UK, Ireland and Iceland.
Become a member
Joining is entirely optional - you are welcome to all our events and practices regardless of whether you’re a member. Members get discounts at certain practices and events, and help support our activities throughout Ireland and the UK.
Contact an officer
To find out more about any of our activities, ask how to reach a nearby group, or just introduce yourself.
Conduct and behaviour
You are welcome in Insulae Draconis. We use the same code of conduct as our parent organisation.
The Baelfyr is a monthly newsletter delivered by email. It contains news and events for the month, useful articles and messages from the Prince and Princess or various officers.
Meet the Prince and Princess
Prince Ranulf Li Norreis & Princess Euphrosyne Eirinikina
Running a group and its events
How to start a College, Hamlet or Shire, bidding for and running events, resources for groups, howto guides for new officers.
Recommend someone for an award
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.
Download howtos, find out about the history of Insulae Draconis, find forms, rules, and useful links.