Who We Are

Gesithas is a group which re-creates the Saxon and Viking period of British history, dealing mainly with the Tenth and Eleventh centuries, for English Heritage, schools, local councils, fetes, film and T.V.. We are based in the Royston area and are part of “The Vikings!”, the oldest and largest re-enactment group of this period in Britain. We re-enact the battles and the daily lives of our ancestors of this time. This involves us in craft-work, cookery, acting and combat with steel weapons; members can choose their favourite activity or pursue several.

“Gesithas” group of “The Vikings” was formed in 1999. In 2003, “Tha Engliscan Gesithas” decided to register the name “The Gesithas” as their trade mark, in addition to their full title, above. We feel that there was an obvious difference between our names and that the new and additional Trade Mark only serves to cause confusion. Therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, and as a gesture of friendly co-operation towards “Tha Engliscan Gesithas”, we ask to be refered to henceforward as “Gesithas Herred” or “Gesithas” rather than “The Gesithas”. It has never been our intention to pretend a link between our Group and their Company, of whose existence we were unaware when we chose our name.