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Britannia was founded by Dan Shadrake in 1990 making us one of the largest and oldest single re-enactment groups in the UK*.

Our versatile and talented team have portrayed life, battles and scenes of numerous periods of history of the British Isles (and elsewhere too).


To date, Britannia has worked on over 100 television productions, from serious documentary productions such as Simon Schama’s landmark series A History of Britain, Channel 4’s Gladiator Girl, Life and Death in Rome and various episodes of Time Team through to more light-hearted productions like Horrible Histories, (all seven series), The Agency, Celebrity Gladiators (Chris Eubank v Nigel Benn), Blue Peter, New Tricks and even science fiction dramas such as Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

With our wealth of experience and knowledge we guarantee that with Britannia, history will come to life.

*(There are many larger societies, composed of different smaller groups/chapters/regiments).


Get to Know the Faces behind Britannia Reenactment

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team are the backbone of Britannia Reenactment. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our reenactment group.

Nicki Jayo

Seams Roman and Sew On

George Easton

Danegeld Jewellery

Tim Noyes

Heron Armory

Dr James Dilley


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Reenactment periods

From Iron Age to WW1, find out what time periods we cover and how we could bring them to life.

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Become a member

Are you passionate about history and interested in becoming a part of a re-enactment group?

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Dan Shadrake

Founder of Britannia & co author of Barbarian Warriors

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