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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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Photo: Yorkshire Evening Post Every last Thursday of the month, our members get together for their regular drink and natter, and we’d love you to join us! If you’re thinking of having a go at re-enactment, there’s no better than way than having a natter with our members over a drink – they’ll be happy to…

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The countdown begins: mud, fighting, beer and song! The Battle of Nantwich is this weekend

Thousands of people and hundreds of soldiers will be descending on Nantwich in Cheshire this Saturday for the re-enactment event known as ‘Holly Holy Day’. The event marks the Battle of Nantwich of 1644 – a key battle during the first English Civil War when a Parliamentarian army under Thomas “Black Tom” Fairfax defeated the besieging Royalist force of…

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