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Res Miranda began as a historical re-enactment
group, specialising in the Medieval and Tudor periods. Follow the links
on the left to find out about the many activities the group commonly demonstrated
before the younger members grew up and dispersed. Those who used to take
part mourn the death of its youngest member, fondly remembered for his
playacting skills, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2012
at the age of 18.
Battle Scene at Sible Heddingham Castle
with the Medieval Siege Society
Res Miranda at Herstmonceaux Castle
Preparing a meal in the hours before the Battle of Tewkesbury
on the site which became known that day as:
"The Bloody Meadow"
Lady Anne and Edward with a pet parrot: this species
was popular with Dutch painters of the later Middle Ages because of
their red tail feathers. See Virgin and Child with Two Parrots by
Hans Baldung Grien depicted in our Brief History. It's date is contemporary
with the costumes shown in the above picture.
Noble guests of Anne Boleyn at Hever
Castle 1536: from the left Mistress Elizabeth and Mistress Bess, in attendance
on Anne Sapcote, wife (since 1526) of John Russell who had succeeded his
father as Lord Treasurer in 1522, a post he held until the closing months
of Henry VIII's reign. In 1538 John was created Baron Russell and also
became Knight of the Garter. He received many titles, honours and lands
from Henry and was one of his executors.
After a break of several years, Anne has now resumed participating
in Living History, having joined COTSA:
the Companie of the Silver Arrow, an independent group also which participates
in Medieval Siege Society events.
Below: Dame Anne serving a bowstring she has just made at a COTSA event
at Edelsborough, June 1st 2113.