Welcome to the 15th Century

The Beaufort Companye portrays the household of a retainer to the Dukes of Somerset and Beaufort family during the late 15th Century, specifically the period known as The Wars of The Roses. Our aim is to bring to the public a new and exciting interpretation of the period via our authentic and interactive portrayal of medieval military and civilian life. For more details see “About Us
The Companye delivers a wide range of events in the UK from the intimate portrayal of a Lord's Household to tournaments, murder mysteries, castle sieges and full scale battle re-enactments incorporating combined archery, infantry, cannon and cavalry displays. We regularly attend European events and in 2015 took part in the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. For more details please see “Hire Us”.
We are a nationwide group and are always looking to recruit individuals and families to portray both civilian and military members of the Companye, including archers, bill-men and harnessed men-at-arms. For enquiries over membership please see “Becoming a Member
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Latest News
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January 2019
The Beaufort Companye wishes all its members, supporters and friends a very Happy New Year. You can now follow us on our new Twitter feed @BeaufortCompnye as well as keep up to date with the forthcoming 2019 re-enactment season.  
June 2014
Medieval Weekend and Jousting event - Avoncroft Museum - June 15th 2014 Video by Neil Pugh
January 2012
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The Beaufort Companye appear in Issue 93 of Skirmish Magazine which is on sale now. The article covers the Companye’s re-enactment of the First Battle of St Albans in 2011.
September 2011
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At the 550th anniversary event at Mortimer's Cross, the Beaufort Companye assisted in the filming of a forthcoming History Channel programme titled "No County for Old Men". The programme, presented by John Thompson and Simon Day, is scheduled to be aired at the end of April 2012 on The History Channel.
July 2011
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Chris Heild and Adam Dolling of the Beaufort Companye appear on the cover of issue 90 of Skirmish, on sale now. The Beauforts are also the subject matter on this year's 2011 Tewkesbury Festival poster painted each year by Graham Turner.
May 2011

The Beaufort Companye, along with members of the Wars of the Roses Federation, will be appearing in Issue 90 of Skirmish following their attendance at the 550th Anniversary event at Towton. The magazine will be on sale in June
April 2011
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At the recent 550th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Towton the Beaufort Companye assisted BBC TV in filming a documentary on this important battle. Details of transmission dates will be published in due course.
March 2011
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The Beaufort Companye will be appearing at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on the 26 and 27 March 2011 as part of a series of events commemorating the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Towton fought on Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461. For more information follow the link below:

February 2011

The Beaufort Companye appear in Issue 86 of Skirmish Magazine following our August Bank Holiday event at Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire. The magazine is on sale now from all good newsagents.

Members of the Beaufort Companye will be in York on 24 February 2011 taking part in the annual Jorvik Festival. We will be appearing in "Battlefield Bloodshed - The Evolution of Warfare from the Romans to the late Middle Ages". Displays take place at 10.30, 12.00, 14.00, 15.30 in St Sampson’s Square, York. Tel: 01904 615505 to pre-book....hope to see you there.
September 2010

The Beaufort Companye and the Burgh Household appeared in Issue 84 of Skirmish Magazine following our recent joint event at Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire
August 2010

The Beaufort Companye attended the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth during which Allan Harley and other members of the Companye assisted Channel 4 in the filming of a Time Team Special on the discovery of the true site of this famous battle.
June 2010

The Beaufort Companye appeared in Issue 80 of Skirmish Magazine following their “Rise and Fall of Richard III” event at Kenilworth Castle.

April 2010

The Companye Chairman, Allan Harley, was interviewed by Radio 4 during a programme on the Battle of Bosworth. Listen to the interview here.
Upcoming Events for 2019
Avoncroft Museum

Medieval New Year

24/25 March

Wrest Park

St George’s Day (English Heritage)

21/22 April
Tewkesbury Abbey

1471 - Armour in the Abbey

6/7 May

Prudhoe Castle

The Siege of 1464

12/13 May

Traquair Castle

26/27 May

East Stoke

The Battle of East Stoke 1487

16/17 June

Lincoln Castle

Grand Foot Tourney 1463

23/24 June


Battle of Northampton 1460 (Delpare Abbey)

7/8 July
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

The Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

15/16 July

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle 1487

28/29 July
Haddon Hall

11/12 August


The Battle of Bosworth 1485

18/19 August

Bamburgh Castle

25/26/27 August

Avoncroft Building Museum

Battle of Bewdley Bridge 1459

22/23 September

Rhuddlan Castle 27/28 July 2019

The group is continuing its training programme at Fulford Village Hall in Staffordshire.

The focus of the training is to promote the development of all activities which form part of the group's show. Specifically, improving group demonstrations, Health and Safety and developing new ideas in historical interpretation. In addition, new members are welcome to come along and take part.

Venue: Fulford Village Hall

Time: Tuesday 8-10pm