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 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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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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