About us

‘Chanz des Reis’ (Norman French meaning ‘Song of the Kings’) is a British historical reenactment society recreating civilian, military and ecclesiastical life during the Norman, Angevin to Plantagenet period (mid 11th to mid 13th centuries). Our period of interest is 1066 to 1266, covering the reigns of William the Conqueror to Henry III, with a particular interest in the Anglo-Norman to Angevin period of 1135 to 1216.

Most of our members are based in the South East, but we travel all over the UK to attend historical events. Our living history displays include basket weaving, spinning, arming the knight, military drills, wool dying, finger braiding, calligraphy and archery, but we are always expanding and learning new skills to display at events (what can we say, we’re history geeks!).

Please get in touch with us for more information about the various roles and scenarios we may be able to provide for your venue.