An education in warfare…

This August Bank Holiday, The Sealed Knot celebrates its 50th anniversary with a huge battle reenactment at Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire, which will echo to the sound of musket and cannon fire, the steady beat of the drums, the charge of cavalry, and the clash of pike. As part of the build-up to the event,…

This weekend: the Civil War returns to Bolton in a thrilling FREE event!

This weekend: the Civil War returns to Bolton in a thrilling FREE event! Roundheads and Cavaliers descend on Bolton School on 7-8 July for ‘The Storming of Bolton’ – an exciting weekend of thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’! Staged by The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote, the local regiment of the Sealed Knot reenactment society, the…

Meet the faces of the ‘Storming of Bolton’: Goodwife Gillian

Almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’, Roundheads and Cavaliers will again descend on Bolton on 7-8 July for an exciting FREE event featuring thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’. Click here for more details… Step into our encampment in the grounds of Bolton School and you’ll step back in time to 1644 – but who will you…

Meet the faces of the ‘Storming of Bolton’: Royalist pikeman Conor!

Meet the faces of the ‘Storming of Bolton’: Royalist pikeman Conor! Almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’, Roundheads and Cavaliers will again descend on Bolton on 7-8 July for an exciting FREE event featuring thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’. Click here for more details… Step into our encampment in the grounds of Bolton School and you’ll…

Meet the faces of the ‘Storming of Bolton’: Michael the Musketeer

Almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’, Roundheads and Cavaliers will again descend on Bolton on 7-8 July for an exciting FREE event featuring thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’. Click here for more details… Step into our encampment in the grounds of Bolton School and you’ll step back in time to 1644 – but who will you…

The Prince, the Earl, his gift, and the Massacre of Bolton…

Almost 375 years since the notorious ‘Bolton Massacre’, Roundheads and Cavaliers will again descend on Bolton on 7-8 July for an exciting FREE event featuring thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’. Click here for more details… John Callow from the University of Suffolk, is writing a new biography of James Stanley, Earl of Derby, the Royalist officer and Lancastrian magnate…