Characters in the Viking age

Each member not only learns how to wield their weapons in a safe manner but also must create a persona for shows. Below you will find out a little more information on characters that our members protray. During this creation process a lot of effort goes in to historical research: location, clothes, names, birth year, profession and much more. Our members are more than happy to share their story. why not ask them! 

Jarl Taran, Chieftain of The Spears of Andred

​I am Jarl Taran, Chieftain of The Spears of Andred. A Celtic warrior from Mercia in the heart of Saxony, I lead our warriors and prefer to fight with sword, but also delight in the use of spear, javelin and sling.
Filming work: 
Alfred the Great: King of the Anglo-Saxons, Pegasus Entertainment, 1994
Food and Drink TV show, Episode #16.1 with Ainsley Harriott, Battle Abbey 1996
The British Museum, Vikings Live, cinema screening, 2014
English Heritage, Battle of Hastings Promotion, 2016
English Heritage and Immediate Media, Battle of Hastings Promotional film, 2018
BBC Antiques Roadshow, Battle Abbey 2019