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Welcome to the homepage of the award - winning Roman Military Research Society and its display unit, the

Vexillatio Legionis XIIII GMV.

The Events organised for 2013 with Multimap/ Googlemap/Postcode references and links to related sites.

New articles of interest
The Xanten-Wardt Roman torsion catapult Alan Wilkins
Roman Artillery Balls from Qasr Ibrim, Egypt Alan Wilkins, Hans Barnard and Pamela J. Rose
A study of Caerleon Legionary Fortress
and South Shields Auxiliary Fort
Jessica Billing
Vitruvius Stone-thrower Moderatus (Alan Wilkins)
Caballo (Paul Brown)
Crispvs (Paul Geddes)
Crispvs (Paul Geddes)
Peronis (Mark Hatch)
Pvdens (Mark Hatch)
Pvdens (Mark Hatch)
Pvdens (Mark Hatch)
Pvdens (Mark Hatch)
Volusia (Angela Pooke)

Recent Pictures


Peterborough (Thanks to Airlie)
Thanks also to "Simply Spitfire"


For an interesting Landscape Appraisal of a potential site for the Battle of Watling Street


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
Roman 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!

Shields up!

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!



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