This weekend – Manchester’s take Newbury!


This Bank Holiday weekend, why not come and see The Earl of Manchester’s regiment of Foote take to the field of battle in a recreation of one of the key moments in the regiment’s history.

The Second Battle of Newbury was a tactical victory by the forces of Parliament, led by the Earl of Manchester and the men of the Eastern Association army. However, the Earl’s inability – or even refusal – to pursue the defeated Royalists led to the famous argument between him and Oliver Cromwell in Parliament.

The Sealed Knot will be re-enacting the Second Battle Of Newbury at Newbury Showground on 28-30 May 2011.

Between 10.30am and 4.30pm on each day you will be able to see how people lived in the seventeenth century – with crafts, re-creations and displays culminating in the main battle re-enactment. 

You can buy advance tickets here. Hope to see you there!

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