In recognition of International Women’s Day, and the awesome swordswomen across the island in the various HEMA clubs, Medieval Combat Group founded the The Morrigan’s Melee, an event aimed at increasing the inclusiveness, and awareness of, women in HEMA.

On the Saturday after International Women’s Day, Medieval Combat Group ran a combination of taster classes to let women try their had at longsword fencing, followed by a Women’s Mixed Weapon Fechtschule for the established fencers on the island. The taster classes were led by guest instructor Helen Gallagher.

The event was a resounding success, and we’re exceptionally pleased to announce that the Morrigan’s Melee will be back in 2020.