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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…

Apprentices

Kids can have a great time at events and the Sealed Knot is tailor-made for families, giving your kids an interest and passion for history while introducing them to new friends. Manchester’s has ‘apprentices’ who are a group of young people in the regiment not yet old enough to join the regular Sealed Knot Apprentices…

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Civilians

If you don’t want to take part in the battles, you can dress up as a 17th Century civilian and take part in Living History displays. The Living History camp is the ideal location to learn more about 17th Century life while explaining to the public about the period – you’ll join fascinating characters such…

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Baggage Train

Becoming a Water Carrier in our regiment’s Baggage Train is ideal for anyone who wants to take part in the battles but does not want to fight. It is the job of the Water Carriers to supply the thirsty troops with refreshment during a battle. The Water Carriers are a vital part of our displays…

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Cannon

There are fewer sights more impressive on a battlefield than a cannon being fired, with its incredible noise and smoke. Serving on its crew can be hard work but tremendous fun. The Army of Parliament has numerous experienced gun captains who share crews and are adept at moving, firing, and caring for their guns. Being…

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Cavalry

One of the most impressive parts of any large battle are the cavalry. Cavalry troops made up a third of a 17th Century army and were decisive shock troops who would charge at opposing cavalry troops to try and drive them off. The cavalry usually appears at big events but owner riders do sometimes attend…

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Drummers

The sound of war drums can be an incredibly stirring experience, which creates atmosphere on the battlefield and produces a real spectacle for the public. Manchester’s has a very experienced and well-respected band of drummers. You don’t have to be musical to drum and our drummers are always keen to show new people the ropes.…

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Musket

Firing a musket can be a real thrill and a block of musketeers firing together is one of the most crowd pleasing aspects of a battle. Re-enactment muskets do not fire musketballs, but the gunpowder they use is very real and so firing a musket on the battlefield requires special equipment and training and, by…

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Pike

Probably the most competitive role on the battlefield, pike is a great de-stresser and is suitable for adults, both male and female, who like a physical challenge. A pike is an 18-feet long pole made of wood that would have had a metal spike at the end, though for safety reasons ours do not. Pike…

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