The Queen’s Sconce has stood next to the town of Newark since 1644, when it formed part of the vast network of defences thrown up to protect this Royalist bastion from Parliamentarian forces.
This July, the Sealed Knot will be returning to Newark to stage a battle reenactment on the sconce, one of the best-preserved English Civil War defences in the country.
On Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July, we will be helping stage spectacular English Civil War battles and providing an insight into how people lived and died at Newark in the 1640s.
Home to the National Civil War Museum, Newark is the ideal place to discover more about this important period in British history. From thunderous battles featuring cannons, muskets, pike, and cavalry, to the encampment showing you the life and times of the English Civil War, this is something not to be missed.
Children can take part in specially-organised pike drills on the camp, where there will be an assortment of trades and crafts of the period.
Keep an eye on our blog for more information as we get closer to this fantastic event!