Welcome to the website of the Roman Military Research Society (THE RMRS).
We are a UK-based group of history enthusiasts who research and perform practical experiments to re-create, as accurately as possible, Roman military and civil life. Sharing our experiences is one of our key aims so, as a re-enactment Society, we love to demonstrate the skills of the Roman Army and Romano-British people, including infantry, artillery, archery and everyday life, at events staged all across the UK. We also enjoy supporting educational and outreach projects, for adults and children alike, by delivering school talks, lectures, presentations, and of course our living history and military displays.
Our members come from many parts of Britain
although our main base is to be found at the reconstructed
Fort at Lunt in Coventry where much of our training takes place.
View the Lunt Fort
blog here. Although the main emphasis is on the Roman military,
members are encouraged to pursue their own interests within the
Society and our displays consequently cover many aspects of Roman
life from religion and medicine to food, engineering and naval warfare.
All armour, clothing , weapons and artillery have been made within
the Society after extensive research and are as authentic as we
can make them. Drill commands, songs and invocations are in Latin,
as are the names of legionaries and civilians, helping to give a
real flavour of the past.
Coming from many walks of life we are nevertheless united by our enthusiasm for theRoman world and the Roman army and by our determination to inform, educate and enjoy !!
Why not share the experience - new members are always welcome!.
If you require information as
to the history, organisation, equipment and lifestyle of the
Roman army please visit our military page which should help
you find what you need as it contains links to sections on
the Republican army, the army of the Principate and the military
of the later Empire. The civilian section
includes information on Roman food and cooking, Roman women
and lifestyle matters (regularly updated), whilst 'Fabrica'
has authentically produced weapons, helmets, shields, belts,
writing tablets, leatherwork and all kinds of essentials for
the well-dressed Roman soldier which are available to purchase.
The 'schools' page provides details of members who are available tovisit your school and who provide an unforgettable experience of Roman military life for your pupils from Year 3 to Year 13. Should you require any further information about the Roman army and Roman life, please email us, we'll do our best to reply!