yorkshire, cheshire, north in general
Andy Strain (Captain)
Azure and murray of House of York with Falcon and Fetterlock livery badge of Richard Duke of York.
Sir John Savile’s Household was formed in 1995 with the intention of portraying a medieval household of the period 1450 -1500. Primarily based in the North West, we have members from around the country and present weekend displays for a number of clients including English Heritage and The National Trust.
You will find us a friendly, helpful and welcoming group. Whether your interests lie in Living History or battle re-enactment, The Savile Household can cater for you.
We endeavour to represent as many aspects of a medieval household as possible.
We therefore have a range of craftsmen and women portraying aspects of medieval life through demonstrations and displays of crafts and activities, many of whom may be in attendance at events, including:
All our craftspeople are knowledgeable about their subject, are all very approachable and are willing to talk to the public about their particular expertise.
Live Events/displays The group comes with a fully equipped Living History camp complete with medieval tents and a camp kitchen. In this setting the group carries out the everyday tasks of medieval life such as chopping wood, fetching water, food preparation and often cooking meals on open fires to feed the camp.
can also demonstrate medieval warfare during The Wars of the Roses period, with a contingent of archers demonstrating the use of the feared English longbow and a small company of foot soldiers which include bill men, men-at-arms, crossbowmen and gunners.
We can offer displays of arms and tactics of the day, or can stage a siege or battle scenario. All our displays can be tailored to the client’s wishes with allowances for site layout and available space.
Visitors can join in with the Bill Drill, try on armour of the period, and should they be feeling merry they may join in with the household dancing.
We can be seen at events all over the country. Please visit our website to find out more about what The Savile Household can offer you.