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The '''Far Isles Medieval Society''' is a historical [[re-enactment]] society based in the [[UK]], covering the [[period]] 500 to 1600 AD, that is from the [[Dark Ages]] to shortly before the [[English Civil War]].  The society is in its 25th year and, although it was initially a part of the [[US]]-based [[Society for Creative Anachronism]], it has been independent for most of that period.  Most of the membership is based around the South-East of [[England]], but with other members elsewhere in the country.  [[Revel]]s are held around the country, most being one-day [[event]]s.  The highlight of the year is the Foundation and Independence Revel, held annually over a weekend in October.
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The '''Far Isles Medieval Society''' is a historical [[re-enactment]] society based in the [[UK]], covering the [[period]] 500 to 1600 AD, that is from the [[Dark Ages]] to shortly before the [[English Civil War]].  The society is in its 25th year and, although it was initially a part of the [[US]]-based [[Society for Creative Anachronism]], it has been independent for most of that period.  Most of the membership is based around the South-East of [[England]], but with other members elsewhere in the country.  [[Revel]]s are held around the country, most being one-day [[event]]s.  The highlight of the year is the Foundation and Independence Revel, held annually over a weekend in October, formerly at a [[12th century]] [[castle]] (now a Youth Hostel) on the border of [[Wales]].
  
 
This description was based on the content of the society's webpage:
 
This description was based on the content of the society's webpage:
 
:http://www.farisles.org.uk
 
:http://www.farisles.org.uk
  
The Far Isles has, variously, been a shire under the [[SCA]] [[East Kingdom]], a Free Barony under its own Baroness, ((almost) a Celtic gynarchy), a Principality under a Princess, and then a Prince-Archbishop, and finally a Kingdom.  Its population work in a wide variety of [[Arts]] and [[Sciences]], as well as taking part in tourneys, formerly using rattan, presently live steel.
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The Far Isles has been, variously, a shire under the [[SCA]] [[East Kingdom]], a Free Barony under its own Baroness, ((almost) a Celtic gynarchy), a Principality under a Princess, and then a Prince-Archbishop, and finally a Kingdom.  Its population work in a wide variety of [[Arts]] and [[Sciences]], as well as taking part in tourneys, formerly using rattan, presently steel.  [[Combat archery]] is not recognised, but the Society supports a thriving corps of target archers.
  
 
Currently the Isles are composed of  
 
Currently the Isles are composed of  
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:the Duchy (formerly County) of Camber's Well
 
:the Duchy (formerly County) of Camber's Well
 
::the village of Strongoak
 
::the village of Strongoak
::the ''(semi-moribund)'' manor of Tintagel
 
 
::the County (formerly a shire) of Forest Hall
 
::the County (formerly a shire) of Forest Hall
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::the Duchy of Wraithwood (which is Forest Hall enlarged)
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::the manor of Tintagel, a subgroup of Forest Hall
 
:the manor of Bourneville
 
:the manor of Bourneville
 
:the hamlet of Muchmead
 
:the hamlet of Muchmead
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:the Shire of Blackwater
 
:the Shire of Blackwater
 
::the Hundred of Stoke
 
::the Hundred of Stoke
*and the Freemark (''"A Free Mark for Free Men"'')
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* the Freemark (''"A Free Mark for Free Men"'') -- was a Shire, presently a County
  
There are also non-landed nobility (indeed, the majority of the Far Isles nobility are non-landed) extending from two Princesses downward to Barons.  Currently there are no serving Knights -- those raised to this rank have, each and every one, withdrawn from the Isles.
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There are also non-landed nobility (indeed, the majority of the Far Isles nobility are non-landed) extending from two Princesses downward to Barons.  Previously there had been no serving Knights -- those raised to this rank have, each and every one, withdrawn from the Isles. At one time, three knights existed side by side - Sir Tristram Langswerd,  Sir Igor Ross, and Sir Nii Cantrell, formerly Earl of Forest Hall, now Duke of Wraithwood, but now only the Earl remains.
  
 
['''Local note:''' To avoid misunderstandings, in the Far Isles, Duchies are obtained by election and royal appointment, and no office is obtained through combat (although Kingdom and regional Champions are recognised)]
 
['''Local note:''' To avoid misunderstandings, in the Far Isles, Duchies are obtained by election and royal appointment, and no office is obtained through combat (although Kingdom and regional Champions are recognised)]
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'''Update (November 2017)'''
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The Princess of Camcairndyrth Passed Beyond in the summer of 2007; her successor, installed at Twelfth Night 2009, is Thane Astrid Stormtongue, a well-respected and long-standing citizen of the Isles.
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The throne was, until recently, occupied by Queen Ceris, in succession to King Guy.  Her successor, (after a mundane election campaign), is Robert; crowned October 2017-mundane, he has come complete with Consort and Crown Prince.
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[[category:re-enactment groups]]
 
[[category:re-enactment groups]]

Latest revision as of 06:03, 11 September 2017

The Far Isles Medieval Society is a historical re-enactment society based in the UK, covering the period 500 to 1600 AD, that is from the Dark Ages to shortly before the English Civil War. The society is in its 25th year and, although it was initially a part of the US-based Society for Creative Anachronism, it has been independent for most of that period. Most of the membership is based around the South-East of England, but with other members elsewhere in the country. Revels are held around the country, most being one-day events. The highlight of the year is the Foundation and Independence Revel, held annually over a weekend in October, formerly at a 12th century castle (now a Youth Hostel) on the border of Wales.

This description was based on the content of the society's webpage:

http://www.farisles.org.uk

The Far Isles has been, variously, a shire under the SCA East Kingdom, a Free Barony under its own Baroness, ((almost) a Celtic gynarchy), a Principality under a Princess, and then a Prince-Archbishop, and finally a Kingdom. Its population work in a wide variety of Arts and Sciences, as well as taking part in tourneys, formerly using rattan, presently steel. Combat archery is not recognised, but the Society supports a thriving corps of target archers.

Currently the Isles are composed of

  • a Principality (formerly Duchy), Camcairndryth, containing
the Duchy (formerly County) of Camber's Well
the village of Strongoak
the County (formerly a shire) of Forest Hall
the Duchy of Wraithwood (which is Forest Hall enlarged)
the manor of Tintagel, a subgroup of Forest Hall
the manor of Bourneville
the hamlet of Muchmead
the (also much reduced) village of Chadwell
  • a Province, the Grym, containing
the Shire of Blackwater
the Hundred of Stoke

and

  • the Freemark ("A Free Mark for Free Men") -- was a Shire, presently a County

There are also non-landed nobility (indeed, the majority of the Far Isles nobility are non-landed) extending from two Princesses downward to Barons. Previously there had been no serving Knights -- those raised to this rank have, each and every one, withdrawn from the Isles. At one time, three knights existed side by side - Sir Tristram Langswerd, Sir Igor Ross, and Sir Nii Cantrell, formerly Earl of Forest Hall, now Duke of Wraithwood, but now only the Earl remains.

[Local note: To avoid misunderstandings, in the Far Isles, Duchies are obtained by election and royal appointment, and no office is obtained through combat (although Kingdom and regional Champions are recognised)]

Update (November 2017) The Princess of Camcairndyrth Passed Beyond in the summer of 2007; her successor, installed at Twelfth Night 2009, is Thane Astrid Stormtongue, a well-respected and long-standing citizen of the Isles. The throne was, until recently, occupied by Queen Ceris, in succession to King Guy. Her successor, (after a mundane election campaign), is Robert; crowned October 2017-mundane, he has come complete with Consort and Crown Prince.