Ancient Arts Fellowship, Beorg-wic

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Ancient Arts Fellowship, Beorg-wic

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ACT, Ancient Arts Fellowship, archery, Australian Capital Territory, Beorg-wic, Canberra, clothing, craft, Danegeld, Danelaw, Dark Ages, early medieval, feast, Old English, re-creation, re-enactment, Viking, Vinland Coffee House, website.

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Ancient Arts Fellowship, Inc. is a medieval re-enactment group based in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. They focus on the ‘Dark Ages’, or early medieval period, especially the 8th century through to the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Geographically the focus is on northern Europe and Britain, featuring such peoples as Anglo-Saxons, Normans, and Vikings. They hold an annual camping weekend in October at Beorg-wic, part of The Danelaw property (named after the part of England settled by Vikings and where aspects of Danish law was used). During the weekend re-enactors participate in fighting, craft, archery, and feasting. Payment for the event is referred to as Danegeld (a payment made to make Vikings not attack), and catering is provided by the Vinland Coffee House (Vinland was the name given by Viking explorers for part of north America. Beorg-wic is Old English for hill settlement.

For their website see http://www.aaf.org.au/beorg-wic

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Ancient Arts Fellowship, Inc

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“Ancient Arts Fellowship, Beorg-wic,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1075.