So after the long winter, summer is upon us and with it the start of our reenactment season – why not come and experience the drama of the English Civil War with us? The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote, as part of The Armie of Parliament, will be at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire this coming week, 30th…Details
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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…
This is a matchlock musket. Doesn’t look like much? Well, technically it’s not – it’s essentially a tube with a small hole at one end and a big hole at the other. But this simple piece of steel and wood changed the face of warfare forever. The musket is quite a basic weapon, but the…Details
Looking for something to do with this family this May Bank Holiday weekend? Come see us at Elvaston Castle!
So after the long winter, the summer will soon be with us and with it the start of our reenactment season! The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote, as part of The Armie of Parliament, will be at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire this First May Bank Holiday 2016, 30th April to the 2nd of May. And the…Details
On 7 March 1643, Parliament issued orders for the fortification of London. After the indecisive Battle of Edgehill in October 1642, the King had marched slowly towards London, allowing the outmanoeuvred Parliamentarian commander, the Earl of Essex, to once again get between him and the capital. At Turnham Green on 13 November 1642, the two armies faced off…Details
We spotted a great article recently from BBC History Magazine about “10 great misconceptions about the English Civil War” Common mistakes it seeks to correct include the ideas that the Civil War broke out by accident (wrong), Cavaliers were aristocrats while Roundheads were yeomen (wrong), Cromwell won the war for parliament (wrong) and that it was only…Details
The Siege of Chester is this August Bank Holiday weekend – see our full schedule of fantastic events!
There’s just 19 days to go until Chester heads back to the 17th Century as The Sealed Knot, Europe’s largest historical re-enactment society, stages a huge re-enactment of The Siege of Chester in the ancient city. Around 2,000 costumed re-enactors will descend on Chester from 29-31 August, with activities in the city centre, plus a…Details
The English Civil Wars hold the distinction of being arguably the bloodiest conflict in the history of the British Isles, having a higher death toll per capita than any other war before or since (even greater than The First World War), and there were a myriad of ways one could die on a battlefield – but they’re not all what…Details
Did you come to Naseby at the weekend to watch us re-enact the pivotal battle of the English Civil War? Just think, you could join us as we bring history to life across the country, camping in some of the most spectacular locations in England, Scotland, and Wales, having great fun afterwards by socialising around the campfire or down the…Details
This weekend, we mark 370 years since the pivotal Battle of Naseby with a major battle re-enactment on part of the original battlefield! Next to this sleepy village, nestled between Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Lutterworth, and Market Harborough, over the weekend of 13th and 14th June a full programme of events will bring moment alive the remarkable day when Parliamentarian…Details
On 14th June 1645, the fields between the Northamptonshire villages of Naseby and Sibbertoft saw one of the most significant battles in British history. Royalist troops loyal to King Charles I and the Parliamentarian ‘New Model Army’ led by Sir Thomas Fairfax met in the culmination of a three-year bloody civil war that had pitted…Details