Author Archives: Ingibjorg

Ingibjorg is a crafty widow who has come from Jutland to settle in East Anglia, on the island held by her mother's brother, Ulrik. She enjoys tablet weaving, sewing socks, and feasting. Ingibjorg's Story

Winter event confirmed 23-25 November!

Our winter event has been confirmed for the 23rd – 25th November. It will be a full-on traditional DAS event in the village hall at Flaunden in the lovely county of Hertfordshire. A day of fighting in the woods will be followed by a sumptuous banquet. We hope to see as many members as possible […]

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The Spring of 2012

Hello all re-enactors, who should by now be polishing up helmets, getting the moths out of cloaks and washing the sticky residue out of horns in preparation for the coming season. 2012 looks like being a great year for DAS, with another 2 events in the calendar in addition to those booked last year. 27-29 […]

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Village Life with DAS, 2011

Our annual visit to the Danelaw Village, Murton Park, York is the time when we really get back to the Dark Ages. We live in wooden houses, cook on fires, play games and catch up on craftwork. We had some good weather despite the fact that it was the August Bank Holiday, and it was […]

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Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

2011 closed with a small but very enjoyable winter adventure on Leith Hill. Despite the countryside being ravaged by plague (that is, everybody and his dog being ill!), we few survivors battled our way to the Tower of Plenty, where we bought orange squash and then did an impromptu display for about 20 passers-by – […]

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The Final 2011 Bash Approaches

DAS’s last event for the year will be at Forest Green in Surrey. We’ll fight on historic Leith Hill – indeed on the very site of the Battle of Leith Hill, way back in the time of Alfred’s father. Wulf and the Westmen will provide us with a fine winter feast, and it’ll be our […]

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Cadbury over, Flaunden Approaches

The event at South Cadbury was made particularly glorious by the wonderful weather. Read all about it here: . Many thanks to the organisers Hrolf and Morag for all their work, both to plan the event and to make it such a success on the day. The next DAS event is fast approaching, over the […]

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Cadbury 2011

DAS has been visiting South Cadbury for many years, and it’s probably the quintessential DAS event of fighting and feasting. The location is beautiful and the hall, while simple, is pleasant. Pub and fighting site are within easy walking distance, and it’s a bonus that people can camp rather than having to sleep in the […]

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Officers’ Meeting Date

The autumn 2011 Officers’ Meeting will be held at the Flaunden event, on Saturday 5th November 2011. This will be a short meeting slotted in between the fighting and the banquet. The agenda will be fixed and there will be no “any other business”. Matters requiring extensive discussion will have to wait until the full […]

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Viking Names

It is interesting that DAS has been around for thirty five years and despite there being few restrictions on names, the same Viking names get regularly recycled. A look at sources reveals a baffling amount of new to us names and components. What can we use? Whilst there are many names in use in Scandinavia […]

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Kaftans

Most Saxons and Vikings wore the standard woollen overtunics that we all know and love, however this was not a universal style. This article will examine the evidence we have for four different styles of coats- the early Germanic “warrior jacket”, the two cuts of Eastern Viking kaftans and finally the female coat. Obviously kaftans […]

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Fighting and Feasting: the typical plot event

The typical plot event begins on a Friday night, when people gather at the venue from across the country – and normally head to a nearby pub for supper and a few pints. People catch up, meet any new members, and get excited about the weekend ahead! On Saturday , we wake up , eat […]

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Newfoundland

A celebration of the Viking discovery of North America 1000 years before.  

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Helmsley Castle 2003

A multi-period living history display at Helmsley Castle, Yorkshire.  

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New Dates for Flaunden and Forest Green

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the last two DAS events of the year have changed date. Herewulf’s event at Flaunden, Hertfordshire has moved to the 4th-6th November 2011. Wulf’s event at Forest Green, Surrey has moved to the 25th-27th November 2011.

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Danelaw Village

DAS regularly visits the Danelaw village to chill out and live the Dark Age life in peacetime.  

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