The RMRS is a research and re-enactment
group specialising in recreating the Roman Army and Roman
life during the latter part of the first century A.D. In particular,
we represent a detachment of the Fourteenth Legion, Gemina
Martia Victrix, one of the most famous units of the Roman
army in Britain and its associated auxiliaries.
Consisting of around 50 members, male and female,
young and old, the Society presents living history displays
of military and civilian life at venues throughout Britain.
Members visit schools on a regular basis and we also organise
popular adult education courses
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!