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The Beaufort Companye

Postby Ghost » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:36 pm

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The Beaufort Companye portrays the personal household of a retainer in the service of the Dukes of Somerset and Beaufort family during the latter half of 15th Century. We aim to bring to the public a vibrant and exciting interpretation of the period our authentic and interactive portrayal late medieval military and civilian life. The Companye puts on a wide range of Living History events throughout the UK from the intimate portrayal of a Lord's Household to tournaments, murder mysteries, castle sieges and, as members of the Wars of the Roses Federation, full scale battle re-enactments incorporating combined archery, infantry, cannon and cavalry displays.

We are a national group with members located throughout the country and are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals and families to portray the civilian and military aspects of the Companye.

We attend the annual battle re-enactments at Azincourt (1415), Towton (1461), Tewkesbury (1471) and Bosworth (1485) and are regularly employed by English Heritage to deliver exemplar medieval interpretation at some of their most important sites including Richmond and Kenilworth Castles, Rievaulx Abbey and their blue riband event “The Festival of History”.

Website: http://www.beaufort-companye.org.uk

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622# ... 2497046333

Contact: Allan Harley Tel: 01773 540175 Email: allan@jayandal.plus.com

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"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:02 pm

Also get the February Issue of Skirmish (No 76) - great article and brilliant photos


Autographs on request :rock:


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:09 pm

It was only a good article because it mentioned the Oxfords and Woodvilles. Many of the photos were ruined by having Allan in them, but if you use scissors corectly that can be changed. Jayne looked good for instance.


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:26 pm

More pictures on the website - plus Bosworth interview


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:48 pm

Article on Kenilworth "The Reign of Richard III" in the June issue of Skirmish
Some more nice pictures


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Postby Allan Harley » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:18 pm

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

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"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:04 pm

More pictures on FB of our event with Lord Burgh's household

Fantastic site


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Ghost » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:20 pm

The Beaufort Companye and Burgh Household are appearing in Issue 84 of Skirmish Magazine - On sale Now with of course the usual "cut out and collect " pin up of our very own Allan Harley


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The Beaufort Companye - 2011 season

Postby Allan Harley » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:24 pm

2011 events list sent out to members and published on Facebook

York (Yorvik) Thursday 24th Feb
Towton (550th Anniversary) Sunday 17th April
Wrest Park (St George) Sat 23rd , Sun 24th & Mon 25th April Easter
Gainsborough Old Hall (Burgh event) Sat 14 & Sun 15th May
Bolsover Castle Sun 29 & Mon 30th May (BH)
Rievaulx Abbey Sat 18 & Sun 19th June
Avoncroft Buildings Museum Sat 25th & Sun 26th June
Tewkesbury (Black Bear) 9/10th July
Kelmarsh Festival of History (Bosworth) Sat 16th & Sun 17th July
Azincourt
Bolton Castle (Savilles) Sat 30th & Sun 31st July
Ty Mawr 6th & 7th August TBC
Battle of Bosworth 20th & 21st August TBC
Framlingham Castle Sun 28th & Mon 29th Aug (BH)
St Briavels 11th September
Mortimers Cross (Leominster) Sat 17 & Sun 18th September
550th Anniversary

If interested give me a call


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:35 pm

Again does no-one use canon law anymore?
There will be no St. George's day next year, it falls on a Sunday, Easter Sunday at that and therefore gets bumped off due to being an insignificant optional memorial feast day.
So you'll just have to celebrate Paddy's day with extra vigour you heathens.


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:14 pm

:-) :crazy:
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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby CraigofYork » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:12 am

i still use canon law! get on the wrong side and i shall deploy the law - DEATH BY CANNON!



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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby James The Archer » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:31 pm

CraigofYork wrote:i still use canon law! get on the wrong side and i shall deploy the law - DEATH BY CANNON!

I can work with that :devil: :devil:


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:11 am

For those that don't know we are in the February issue of Skirmish "The Syege of Richmond Kyepe"
The Beaufort Companye and Wars of the Roses Federation friends at Richmond Castle.
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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:45 am

The speelchecker is still not working more's the ken.


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Skirmish article on Bosworth

Postby Allan Harley » Fri May 13, 2011 1:55 pm

For any interested - article written by us in May issue relating to Bosworth entitled
"Did French Pikemen kill Richard III?"


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby randallmoffett » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:54 am

Great looking group! Some amazing portrayals, clothing and equipment put together here. I really enjoy the research section. When I have some spare time I will have to look through them all.

One of the pictures that came up on the front page looks just like a gent I know.

Allan,

Is it available in the USA?

Thanks,

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Ghost » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:05 pm

randallmoffett wrote: Is it available in the USA? Randall


Thanks for your compliment. Not sure what you mean about being available in USA, do you mean the website?

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby randallmoffett » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:28 pm

Ghost,

Sorry I meant the Skirmish.

I think I actually met some of your company at Herstmonceux a few years ago.

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:31 pm

I'm pretty sure Skirmish is global, check online. Certainly most of the articles used to be by and about Stateside re-enactors, mostly Civil War types. That was until it became company policy to feature Allan in every issue.


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby John Waller » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:15 pm

randallmoffett wrote:Ghost,

Sorry I meant the Skirmish.

I think I actually met some of your company at Herstmonceux a few years ago.

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby randallmoffett » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:16 pm

Thank you. I will look into it.

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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:41 pm

But Marcus their sales have doubled with the deal
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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:48 pm

That's because you buy loads to use as flick rags you dirty old man.


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:58 pm

Nice set of images and article on Ist Battle of St Albans in Skirmish Magazine. This was staged at Avoncroft last year - a number of groups/individuals featured in the article not just Beauforts

2nd Battle of St Albans will be staged at Avoncroft this year (and we win this one :rock:)


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:55 am

You and whose army...oh that one.


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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Allan Harley » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Kelmarsh Festival of History
Highlights for 2012
Bringing over 2,000 years of history to life, Festival of History 2012 is packed full of spectacular battle re-enactments, awesome combat displays and celebrations of daily life through the ages.


The Battle of Stoke Field - See the last bloody battle of the Wars of the Roses brought to life, Can York win and sieze the English crown?With cannon, archers, men @arms, Irish, knights & Allemain pike (sadly no elephants)
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Re: The Beaufort Companye

Postby Strickland » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:08 pm

I take it Stoke is being done at Kelmarsh Allan?? Pity it cant be done at the actual site. I remember doing that one many years back alongside the White Company, 1987, the 500 years show on the site, private land though. Shame the owner cant be persuaded again....


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