Tag Archives: Flaunden

Oaths and Hostages, 876 A.D. (Flaunden, November 2016)

First, a quote from a surviving fragment of the Chronicle of St Albans (sadly lost at the dissolution of the monasteries…) “AD 874. Here the Great Army came into Mercia and took winter quarters at Repton. And King Burhred lead his fyrd against them, and men from the Abbey lands with them. But Burhred thought […]

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Looting the Looters, 875 A.D. (Flaunden, November 2015)

The Vikings, laden down by loot from Medhamstead Abbey and fleeing the forces of Wessex, pushed into East Anglia to meet up with King Guthrum’s forces who were busy putting down the uprisings there. However, they found themselves slowed by their riches, harried by Englisc and also by those Vikings without treasure. In the ensuing […]

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Events Diary 2013

The first event of 2013 will be a DAS weekend of fighting and feasting over the 5th – 7th April 2013, at Earleywood Scout Camp, near Sunningdale in Berkshire. We welcome all members old and new, who would like to fight in the woods, practice crafts, or just enjoy good fellowship, food and ale with […]

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The Sack of London, Autumn 872 A.D. (Flaunden, October 2013)

At which the Vikings harried refugees from the sack of London, as they fled up Watling Street towards the Abbey of St. Albans. Autumn 872. The great Mercian town of London had been taken by the Great Army, causing many Christian folk to flee the city. King Burhred of Mercia and King Alfred of Wessex […]

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Flaunden event, 25-27 October 2013

The mighty Cilternsaete will be running an event in the village of Flaunden in Hertfordshire, over the weekend of 25th to 27th October. This will be a private society event with fighting and feasting. Any non-members who’d like to find out more and maybe give DAS a try, get in touch!

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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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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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