The Shire of Swordcliff, based in Springfield, Illinois, is a part of the Middle Kingdom in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a non-profit international organization dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th century European history.

~~~Photos from June 2012 "Day in the Park". Courtesy T. Spaulding~~~
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How to contact us
You can contact any of our Shire officers by going to the officers page. If you would like to stay updated with what is going on in Swordcliff, please consider joining our Yahoo group or connect with us on Facebook at the Shire of Swordcliff Facebook Page.

If you are a local school, library, club, festival, or other entity inquiring about a demonstration, please contact our Seneschal Lord Christofle Etienne de Lorraine.




If you are a member of the media and wish to find out more about us, please contact the Middle Kingdom Media Relations Officer listed below.

Contact: Diane Clancy
E-mail: Media Relations
Phone: 586-731-2579

Business meetings are held the first Thursday of the month.
Arts & Sciences meetings are held the third thursday of the month.
Armoured Fighting and Rapier Fighting practices are held most Sundays
Archery and Thrown Weapons practices are held weather permitting
Please see our calendar or Facebook group for times and locations


This is the recognized Web site for the Shire of Swordcliff, Middle Kingdom (The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.) and is maintained by Immanuel von Brandenburg. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. Copyright © 2016 Shire of Swordcliff. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact the Webminister at joshflanders[at]gmail[dot]com. They will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors. All external links are not part of the Shire of Swordcliff website. Inclusion of a page or site here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA, Inc. is not responsible for content outside of Shire of Swordcliff.

~~Updated: Nov 10, 2014----Immanuel~~