The Ermine Street Guard is a classical re-enactment and living history society founded in 1972. Its primary objective is to study and display weapons, tactics and equipment of the Roman Army. The society was named after Ermine Street, a major Roman road that ran from London to York.
The Ermine Street Guard gives performances at archaeological or historical sites and events, in museums and in schools.
It also gives public displays at major Roman sites throughout Britain and Europe. The displays include elements of a Roman soldier’s training and the shooting of artillery pieces.
The society also takes part in research of Roman methods of manufacturing and operating artillery and other equipment.
The kit used by the Guard is made as authentically as possible based upon most recent research.
Most the equipment is made by Guard members themselves. When new information becomes available and new finds are discovered, the kit is added to and improved.
The Guard works closely with leading academics in the field to make sure their kit is correct based upon known information.
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