The latest news from the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment…

Follow our blog for up-to-date information on our events, discover more about the fascinating history of the English Civil Wars, and get the chance to meet some of our members…

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…

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Smashing churches to save souls: who was the ‘Iconoclast General’?

Although he never took part in the fighting during the first English Civil War, William Dowsing was very much engaged in a war – the war against what many Puritans regarded as the dangerously ‘Popish’ stained glass, alter rails, statues, and effigies in England’s churches that had escaped the Reformation the century before. Sealed Knot member, Rob Hodkinson, takes a look at…

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