Fancy stepping back in time to one of the most tumultuous periods in British history?
Do you want to hear drums call ranks of musketeers and pikemen to order, cannons roaring besides them as preachers and officers exhort them into battle? Do you want to see how life was lived by ordinary people during the 17th Century?
We have a full schedule of events this summer where we’ll be heading back to the English Civil Wars and bringing this important period of history to life across the UK!
Here’s a list of where the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote will be appearing this year, check out the further details below or click on our interactive map!
- Charlton Park, Wiltshire: Sat 27 May 2017 – Mon 29 May 2017
- Newark, Nottinghamshire: Sat 22 Jul 2017 – Sun 23 Jul 2017
- Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire: Sat 05 Aug 2017 – Sun 06 Aug 2017
- Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire: 25 August – 28 August
- Lancaster Castle, Lancashire: 9 September – 10 September
- Edgehill 375th Anniversary, Warwickshire: Sat 23 Sep 2017 – Sun 24 Sep 2017
Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Saturday 27 May – Monday 29 May
A major event at a stunning location in the Wiltshire countryside! The Sealed knot will bring to you the excitement of a battle with cannons roaring, cavalry charging, muskets volleying alongside a large living history camp which will be of interest to all ages. Have a word with the 17th Century suppliers of equipment and arms, see the work of the lace makers of the period alongside many more disciplines. Something for everyone, young and the young of heart.
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Saturday 22 July – Sunday 23 July
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.
Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Saturday 5 August – Sunday 6 August
Once again the Royalist forces of the Duke of Newcastle lay siege to the Parliamentarian garrison in the stunning castle, now run by the National Trust. Come and see the skirmish and wander through the living history village. Discover more >>
Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire
Saturday 26 August – Monday 28 August
Sealed Knot members from around the country will flock to North Yorkshire for the largest Civil War event in the UK!
A spectacular battle featuring hundreds of reenactors will crown a huge Bank Holiday weekend event – cannon, muskets, and drums will sound across the parkland surrounding this magnificent house.
This is the perfect chance to see the Sealed Knot at its best. Just 40 minutes from York and half an hour from Scarborough, this great location is an ideal Bank Holiday treat for the whole family!
Saturday 9 September – Sunday 10 September
To arms! Step back to a turbulent time in Lancaster’s history as the English Civil War returns – from the town’s brave defenders to the castle’s stout walls keeping plundering Royalists at bay! The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote will be garrisoning the castle and giving the family the chance to experience what life was like in 1643 as King Charles and Parliament fought for control of the country. Witness live weapons demonstrations, talk to the soldiers, and see how people lived in the 17th Century in a superb educational day out for young and old alike. In this war without an enemy – which side will YOU choose?
Edgehill 375th Anniversary, Warwickshire
Saturday 23 September – Sunday 24 September
The Sealed Knot end their reenactment season with a special event marking 375 years since the Battle of Edgehill, the first major engagement of the English Civil Wars.
Both sides hoped that the battle next to the sleepy village of Kineton would decisively end the squabbles between King Charles and his Parliament, yet the mixed outcome merely heralded almost a decade of warfare across the British Isles.
Come and mark the occasion with us as we take part in a huge battle reenactment at this historical location!