"Very interesting talks, authentic equipment and costume,
very knowledgeable."


"Professional, well researched, authentic and
very interesting to watch."

Anglo-Norman Life


What does Anglo-Norman mean?

The term Anglo-Norman relates to the people of England who took on the Norman way of life after the 1066 invasion.


What do you display?

Our Anglo-Norman display is one of our biggest, it incorporates a fully functioning peasants camp from which we display crafts of the time, cook, eat and generally live while taking time to chat to visitors. It is an immersive display which has been designed to capture peoples imagination and help with education. The primary goal of all our displays is to share the knowledge of the wonderful periods of history we showcase and this display is no exception. It was the first thing that we, as a group, worked on and is rooted deep in our heart.

As part of this display we can offer a selection of different performances. These are as follows:

  • Weapons Display
  • Kids Combat
  • Farming Talk
  • Mummers Play
  • Our weapons display was specially written to be infromative, fun and exciting. In a 15 minute slot we tell the audience about the variety of weapons used in the period alongside demonstrating these with physical combat.

    Kids Combat is usually added as an addition to the weapons display where we invite youngsters up to take part in a bit of combat against us... they usualy beat us!

    Our farming talk is another great addition to our camp, in 15 minutes we explain about the farming of the time with props and demonstrations.

    Finaly our Mummers Play is a traditional performance that brings a medieval tale to life with a small amount of people, to entertain the crowds.

    You can have one of, or all of, these added to our main living history camp.


    Where have you performed this before?

    We have performed this display at many sites and attractions across Cumbria, each one bringing a new way of displaying our camp. So far we have performed at: Muncaster Castle, Cartmel Priory, Furness Abbey, Ford Park in Ulverston, Witherslack, Gleaston, Dalton and Holker Hall.


    Get a taste of what we do:


    If you are interested in booking Iron Shepherds Living History for your event then please feel free to get in touch via email at ironshepherdslivinghistory@gmail.com or send us a message through our Facebook page here.

    Iron Shepherds is an ever developing group with a real passion for what we do and we are excited to see what the future holds for us and for living history!
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