Welcome to our site!Bowlore is a medieval archery & sword display group, based in Somerset, England.
We are a small team of family and friends with over twenty years experience in historical re-enactment, and we're focused on providing quality entertainment and education.
We aim to please and are used to working with a wide range of venues, including castles, stately homes, festivals, conventions, community events, weddings, Bonfire Night and Christmas celebrations, so we are always happy to tailor our shows and displays to meet your individual requirements.
With a variety of activities on offer, including; longbow, crossbow, weapons demonstrations, combat displays, sword lessons, historical talks, battlefield medicine, storytelling, hands-on weapon and armour displays, medieval tented encampment, have-a-go archery with lifesize 3D animal targets, fire-arrows and our unique flaming-sword duel, you're sure to find a combination that suits you!
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"They just keep getting better and better!" ~ Sutton Festival Committee.
"We are looking forward to welcoming back the brilliant Bowlore for our Medieval Medley event." ~ Carew castle.
"You gave the whole event absolutely everything and more, much more than we could have wished for." ~ Battle of Lewes Experience.
"The Bowlore medieval group were spectacular!'" ~ Yeovil Charity Fireworks Extravaganza.
"Thank you so much... for providing such a high level of quality entertainment. You really did work tirelessly and I'll have no hesitation whatsoever in inviting you to future events." ~ Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
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Have a look around our website, then if you want to discus booking Bowlore, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The name 'Bowlore' refers to the theme of our group: to promote the legends as well as the history surrounding the longbow...
We all love the legend of Robin Hood, but did you know there are other tales about brave medieval outlaw archers that have been almost forgotten, eclipsed by England's favourite and best known hero?
These stories are just as exciting, and often bear a striking resemblance to the adventures of Robin, Marian and the Merry Men.
We are adding elements of these folktales into our shows, so that the adventures of William of Cloudesley and his wife Alyce, Adam Bell, Clym of Clough, Fulk FitzWarin and his wife Maud will be remembered ~ and naturally, in honour of the brave ladies who shared the fate of their outlawed husbands and lovers, the women of Bowlore all fight and shoot alongside the men.
The 'Walpurgis Guard' - a sword form that shows women fighting men, taken from the medieval sword and buckler manuscript I.33 (circa-1250) held in the library of the Royal Armouries.
Our website is regularly updated so please revisit for new photos and info...