Welcome to the Company of Saynt George website

The Company of Saynt George is a living-history association. For twenty-five years we have been bringing to life a small artillery company dating back to the period of Charles the Bold (1467-1477). These pages contain information about our group including many pictures of previous events, numerous research articles and how to get involved. Furthermore, you can access the public mailing list.

Any comments and feedback is greatly appreciated. Please contact us via contact@companie-of-st-george.ch.



News from the Company Blog

Robert Nicholson: from Guest to Veteran

My name is Robert Nicholson. I first attended a company event in 2015 at Vallerois-le-Bois in France as an artisan demonstrating bowl turning on a pole lathe. I had been invited by a good friend who believed I was company material and thought I would enjoy the experience.

I loved it. It changed the way I looked at re-enactment having only done events in the UK for the past 10 years. I met so many people from all over Europe with similar enthusiasm and interest in the details. It was safe to say I was hooked from this one event.

I was lucky enough that the company were very happy with my performance that they invited me to Haut-Kœnigsbourg in 2016. A much colder event as I remember sleeping on the battlements under 4 wool blankets fully dressed and still cold. What brought it back for me though was how everyone, recruit or veteran, soldier or artisan pulled together. Everyone kept warm through the kitchens hard work and had a great time (though I may have lost some coin in gambling). Once again another great event.

Haut-Koenigsbourg 2016 (Ph Diane Goodwin)

Announcing Nykøbing 2018

Summer has arrived, and The Company is busy preparing for our next adventure!
We have the honor of being invited back to Nykøbing though with a different setting customary. We are looking forward to give our artisans centre-stage this time, and to live in a bustling town with guilds, trade and friends old and new.

Come and visit us in Nykøbing, from Friday 27th July to Friday 3rd August 2018.

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Lenzburg (28. - 30.7.2017)

Adrian von Bubenberg is about to finish his second term as bailiff on Lenzburg, and is looking forward to return to Berne. But before he leaves the castle to his successor, he wants to demonstrate to the townspeople of Lenzburg, that Berne has come, conquered and intents to stay.  

Thus men at arms practice their skills, and the rest of the camp falls in with the display of Bernese power and wealth. Come and visit us, the camp is open to visitors from Friday 28th to Sunday 30 July, daily 10-17h

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Company of St. George, Lenzburg (Photo by Céline Neubig)

Announcing Koeniz, near Bern

"I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen." (Martin Luther in Worms, 1521)

Koeniz' Protestant church council is holding a string of commemoration events linked to the publication of Luthers 95 theses, back in 1517 what kickstarted brooding religious reform (and consequent wars) all over Europe.
They have invited us to present the world of a generation before, the 15th century, often nicknamed "the autumn of the Middle Ages" where everyday life and action was intertwined with religious customs and superstition. Where cultural seeds were spread what would only come to bloom a genre ration later. A world, where religion, contrary to today, influenced daily actions and were taken as a matter of 'of course'. To thus demonstrate, against the fully grown and developed culture Luther spoke out against, and to make their guests understand, why it was such a courageous or nearly suicidal move.

We are very much looking forward to bring back life to the village like setting around Köniz castle, with it's different buildings and multiple little and grand squares.

Come and visit us, the camp opens to visitors on Friday July 7, 1517h :-)

Tommy Hellman

Another legend and a dear dear friend has fallen.

The Nestor of Swedish Re-Enactment, Tommy Hellman has succumbed to the cancer demon at an age of 70. He truly was the Grand Old Man of the Living History scene in Sweden.