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The Scottish Referendum and the English Civil War: did Oliver Cromwell create the first Union with England?

With Scottish voters preparing to go to the polls this week to decide on their nation’s fate, much has been made since the referendum was announced of the history of the Act of Union in 1707, which officially brought the two countries together. But many of the histories miss out a time, years before 1707, when England and Scotland…

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On the march in the English Civil War: what would a soldier’s kit look like in 1645?

Marching into battle at Naseby in the Northamptonshire countryside in 1645, a musketeer in the New Model Army of Parliament would have carried everything he needed with him, from his musket to eating implements – something a photographic survey of military kits by photographer Thom Atkinson has brought to life. Re-enactment groups, collectors, historians and serving soldiers helped Atkinson…

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Battling the elements AND the Royalists – Sherborne Castle was an incredible Bank Holiday weekend!

Battling the elements AND the Royalists – Sherborne Castle was an incredible Bank Holiday weekend! August Bank Holiday musters are always very special occasions for the Sealed Knot and four our regiment – since the entire society turns out they’re often the last event of the year where we’ll see all our friends from other regiments, and are…

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This Bank Holiday weekend, step back in time and watch a huge battle at Sherborne Castle in Dorset

This Bank Holiday weekend, step back in time and watch a huge battle at Sherborne Castle in Dorset This Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 23rd August to Bank Holiday Monday 25th August, we’ll be at Sherborne Castle in Dorset – a spectacular location for the biggest English Civil War re-enactment you’ll see anywhere in the country this summer. This two-day event will…

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