Companions of the Crow

Who we are

We are a medieval re-enactment group based in Oxfordshire. Focusing around the 15th Century War of the Roses period we join in with large multi society shows as well as performing our own. Book us here.

We do also re-enact other periods on occasion. Our season is very active filled with lots of shows and a full schedule of indoor training sessions through, the winter.

Battle Re-enactment

Our primary hobby is re-creating medieval battles. Medieval re-enactment as a hobby really comes into its own when you gather multiple society's together for a large show.

The scene is a rich tapestry of sight, sound and smell as the drums beat and soldiers march onto field with plate and chain clanking. Shortly after the opposing forces line up, cannon fire and gunpowder smoke blow past and volleys of arrows shower down from above. Then a clash of steel as the commanders send their regiments of foot soldiers in to finish the job.

Living History

As well as on the field there is action off the field. As many of the men in arms there are people in the camp preparing for the evening after battle. Using authentic methods to cook meals for the armies.

You will also find craftsmen using age old techniques to fletch arrows, wind yarn or even repair armour.

The Crows have the ability to re-create a scene of a temporary village that would pop up beside a battlefield to support the marching armies.


Often a good way to create a lot of excitement around a smaller event is to put on a tournament. With 4 or more fighters wanting to prove their worth and invite the crowd to decide the victors. A tournament display is fun for the re-enactors and the audience alike.


Some of our members have provided biographies for the characters they protray. Each member of the Companions of the Crow maintain a character with a historically plausable back story. We do not portray real historical people so that we have more flexibility over the places and periods that we re-enact.

Sir Robert De Bere

From kings Bere in the south of England where his family maintain the Royal hunting forest. After fighting for the king in France he joined the mercenary free companies eventually becoming captain of the Companions of the Crow. They have been fighting all over Europe wherever there is money to be paid for experienced soldiers.

Sir John Gifford

Reclaiming a family's honour through the battlefields of Europe with the mercenary Companions of The Crow. Sir John Gifford also has the honor of playing to role of Executioner at Tewkesbury.

Edraine Trevallyan De Lyonness

Youngest grandson of his namesake, Lord Edraine, 9th Earl of Belerion, in Cornwall, reputedly descended from the erstwhile Kings of Dumnomnia, Edraine the younger looks to emulate his Grandsire's achievements in battle by enrolling amid the mercenary Companions of the Crow to make his fortune.

Thomas Harwell

Of Prince’s Manor and Justice of the Peace for the people of Harwell. When away from his Knights Fee Thomas campaigns with the Companions of the Crow seeking fame and fortune across Europe’s battle fields.

Sir Allen of Avesbury

Served as Sheriff of Wilshire after his ageing father John conceded the title. He went on to Europe and fought for his King and coin as a mercenary and so became one of the Companions of the Crow, he was knighted after the Battle of Mortimer's Cross as part of the Yorkist victory celebrations.

Wilda of Inchmore

An erstwhile tavern wench who was left destitute after her father's tavern was razed to the ground following a skirmish between the Companions of the Crow & a Lancastrian foraging party. She became a camp follower with the Companions of the Crow thereafter.

Book an Event

Running an event?

As a re-enactment group our main objective is to put on shows. Whether you are organising an event in the grounds of a private estate or putting on a village fair we can put on a display to meet your needs.

Educational work?

We can also put on living history displays, talks and demonstrations about medieval arms and armour for part of your school curriculum


We are fully insured with public liability insurance.

No matter the size of your needs contact us!


Join Us

Interested in the hobby?

If you've seen us at a show and are interested in taking up medieval re-enactment as a hobby then you are more then welcome to talk to us about becoming a member and getting into the hobby. Re-enactment is a hobby like no other! Not only does it provide great physical exercise but it will fill your weekends with fantastic excursions to often very prestigious locations. The Crows put a lot of focus around being a small friendly group who spends evenings together as friends.

Already a Re-enactor?

If you are already part of the re-enactment scene and are looking for a change, perhaps because you've relocated and we are your local group or because you fancy a change of period etc we are also interested in hearing from you.

Either way get in touch with us and let us know your interest!