Derventio
Unhappy is he who must live alone, to him fate has commanded that he dwell friendless. Better for him if he had a brother, both of them from one man, the heirs of an earl, if they must both go against a boar: that is a death-handed animal. The warriors must always carry gear and sleep together. Never may they be hindered by speech, before they are parted by death.

Extract from Maxims I

Cestrefeld is an 'Anglo-Danish' group, the people we portray would have lived in a society that included elements of both the Anglo-Saxon and Viking cultures, hence our members portray a range of ethnicities. Every member selects an authentic name and is encouraged to develop a character background, which can grow as you advance through the rank structure of the society.


Unlike modern English names people of the time we recreate did not have a family name or surname. Instead they may have had a nickname (such as Wulfric the Black). Anglo - Saxons often used where they were from, e.g. Siward ob Byrtun (Siward of Burton), whereas Vikings and their descendants often used their relationship to others, e.g. Aesa Brynjolfwif (Aesa Brynjolf's wife). Here you can meet some of the current group members and their characters:


Aesa

Aesa
Aesa Brynjolfwif
Rank of Hauldr
Anglo - Danish
Wife of Brynjolf

Alric

Alric
Alric ob Chenet
Rank of Hauldr
Anglo - Saxon

Brand

Brand
Brand
Rank of Hauldr
Norse
Husband of Flossi

Brynjolf

Brynjolf
Brynjolf Ulfsson
Rank of Hauldr
Norse
Husband of Aesa

Cathryn

Cathryn
Cathryn Garrickdotti
Rank of Leysingi
Anglo - Danish
Born in Cestrefeld, the daughter of Astrid, the daughter of an Anglo-Danish farmer, and Garrick, an Anglo-Saxon mercenary. Twin sister of Garrick. Their paternity was recently questioned, resulting in Garrick losing his father’s lands to a distant cousin. She supports her brother in his service (usually by repairing and maintaining his clothes and weaponry) and hopes to start learning crafts soon.

Emma

Emma
Emma Utbrandotti
Rank of Leysingi
Anglo - Saxon
Daughter of Utbrand

Flossi

Flossi
Flossi Brandwif
Rank of Hauldr
Norse
Wife of Brand

Gudrun

Gudrun
Gudrun Borkwif
Rank of Bondi
Anglo - Danish
Wife of Bork

Guthrum

Guthrum
Guthrum
Rank of Karl
Anglo - Danish
Husband of Kadlin

Kadlin

Kadlin
Kadlin Guthrumwif
Rank of Karl
Anglo - Danish
Wife of Guthrum

Malcolm

Malcolm
Malcolm ob Chenet
Rank of Karl
Anglo - Saxon

Orrin

Orrin
Orrin ob Maslach
Rank of Leysingi
Anglo - Saxon

Siward

Siward
Siward ob Muddwenstowe
Rank of Bondi
Anglo - Saxon
Husband of Jodis

Originally from Muddwenstowe (Burton upon Trent) Siward now holds lands at Willetune,where he is responsible for the running of the ferry

Tofi

Tofi
Tofi
Rank of Karl
Anglo - Danish

Utbran

Utbran
Utbran ob Ecca
Rank of bondi
Anglo - Saxon
Husband of Ashwin, father of Agatha and Emma.

Wulfred

Wulfred
Wulfred
Rank of Bondi
Anglo - Danish
Father of Seph

Wulfric

Wulfric
Earl Wulfric Sweart (Wulfric the Black)
Rank of Hauldr, also our Group Leader
Anglo - Saxon

Wulfshere

Wulfshere
Wulfshere
Rank of Bondi
Anglo - Saxon
As well as one of Earl Wulfric's fighting men Wulfshere is a cunning craftsman, doing fine work for many of the group in bone and antler. Regia Anglorum were recently approached by National Geographic to supply costume and other items for their
Staffordshire Hoard museum display in Washington. The fine bone work can be seen here

Wulfstan

Wulfstan
Wulfstan ob Ecca
Rank of Hauldr
Anglo - Saxon

Ymma

Ymma
Ymma
Rank of Hauldr
Anglo - Saxon


Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and British Living History

Regia Anglorum was a term used by early English writers to describe the English state. It means 'The Kingdoms of the English'. In a twenty first century context Regia Anglorum is an international society with many independent local groups in the UK, from Scotland to the south coast. If you aren't local to Cestrefeld's area please visit the Regia Anglorum website to find your local group.
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