A MULTINATIONAL military force will be set to occupy parts of Worcester this weekend.

Viking warriors will be joined by forces from the English and American civil wars, the Napoleonic wars and the two world wars of the 20th century for Living History in Worcester 2019.

The show on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, is the first major multi-period event of this year's re-enactment calendar, and is expected to attract hundreds of re-enactors from all over the country.

Among the venues taking part are the Commandery in Sidbury, and Tudor House and Greyfriars in Friar Street.

The event was founded in 2005, and has been growing year by year, attracting more and more participants and visitors. There are also talks scheduled at the cathedral’s Guesten Hall.

This year will even see a display of original 1980s SAS kit that many visitors will remember from the famous Iranian Embassy siege.

Richard Delingpole of Living History said: "Every February we are joined by our friends from all around the country to bring you Living History in Worcester. Re-enactors of dozens of periods set up scenarios to educate and entertain in this coldest and dullest of months. The event is always so well-received by visitors that re-enactors travel many miles to be with us."

Doors open at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.