Alphabetical Groups listings
Regional Group section

Beaufort Companye


The Beaufort Companye is a living history and reenactment group portraying the “freedmen” in the service of the Duke(s) of Somerset. We try to enact the day to day life (as well as the military life) of all classes of people in a great lord's household. During the latter half of the 15th century, now known as the “Wars of the Roses”; with as much accuracy (and fun) as we can.

We give a flavour of what a medieval household might have been like. Although a household is expected to be well-armed, we do not focus solely on military activities. At public events we demonstrate the social strata of the 15th century, the departments which run the household and the various jobs of each department; cooking, feasting, working on household goods, games, weapons practice, and working with weapons and armor. Women are well represented within the group and our women's household members perform the proper activities of gentlewomen and attending ladies.( as well as cross-dressing for combat if they so wish)

We are looking for people who share our passion for educating the public about the exciting period of the late Medieval/Early Renaissance, and work extremely hard to recreate believable portrayals of the 15th century.

As a member you would aim to meet our strict standards of historical accuracy. However, the effort will be worth the satisfaction achieved with our high level of historical accuracy and the amount of fun and enjoyment that you can get out of it.

e-mail contact Allan Harley, Chairman
telephone contact
Website :