This weekend (Saturday, June 8th) our members will be travelling to the family seat of Broughton Castle to mark this connection with a display of living history and a skirmish!
Viscount Saye and Sele was one of the leading activists against Charles I and raised troops to fight against the King at the war’s first engagement, the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. Royalist troops later besieged the castle, overcoming the defenders and occupying the castle for a time.
It is still the home of the Fiennes family and is currently lived in by the 21st Baron and his wife, so we’re delighted to help the regiment that bears his ancestor’s name celebrate this historical connection. See you there!