VIDEO: Royalist & Parliamentarian English Civil War preachers preach authentic 17th Century sermons

The church of All Saints in Middle Claydon, nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside, is filled with tributes to the Verney family who were intimately involved in and affected by the Civil War. It was the perfect setting for two of the Sealed Knot’s preachers to bring the words of two contemporary 17th Century preachers back to…

“They that would wrest that standard from his hand, must first wrest his soul from his body”: The fight at Edgehill and the fall of Sir Edmund Verney

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,…

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…

Two remarkable 17th Century women for International Women’s Day

As it’s International Women’s Day today let’s take a look at two very different but equally remarkable 17th Century women – Brilliana, Lady Harley and Nzinga Mbandi, the Queen of Ndongo and Matamba – who should be remembered for their strength and fortitude in the face of great hardship and prejudice. Brilliana, Lady Harley Brilliana, Lady Harley was a 17th…