The main aim of the English Civil War Society is to stimulate interest in the authentic re-creation of seventeenth century military and civil life and in so doing we endeavour to entertain and instruct our own members and the visitors to our events. We do this by continually striving for
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They immediately succeeded the Tudors, and reigned over some of the most monumentally changeable times in British history – civil war, rebellion, the beheading of a king, plague outbreaks, a disastrous fire and a successful foreign invasion. Yet the Stuarts remain a largely overlooked dynasty
The Stuarts reigned from 1603 to
The Royal College of Physicians library holds more than 100 volumes stolen from John Dee during his lifetime, the largest single collection of Dee’s books in the world.
Visit our exhibition: ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’ - 18 January 2016 to 29 July 2016
Bank bosses are X-raying all their safety deposit boxes after losing treasured church silver that dates back to the English Civil War.
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The ECWS has signed contract for a Major Muster at The National Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagan’s near Cardiff on the late May Bank Holiday 2016. This prestige venue will have displays, Living History and Battles in the early evenings on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. There
A WATCH made by a 17th century Scots watchmaker has fetched almost £1 million at auction.
The timepiece, a Royal oval astronomical watch with an engraved portrait of King James VI and I, had an estimate of up to £250,000 but sold for £989,000 at Sotheby's in London.
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An excellent video produced by Dark Fable Media of the English Civil War Society’s Major event held on the 26th & 27 June 2015
The story of King’s Lynn in 1000 objects, December 8, 2015
This hoard of 129 silver shillings with a silver cup dates to the period of the English Civil War, presumably hidden for safekeeping at this turbulent time. The coins were minted in the reigns of Phillip and Mary, Elizabeth I,
The Archaeology of the English Civil War in Wiltshire is a large project being directed by WAFG members, Clive Dobson, Dan Miles and Jon Sanigar. This project aims to extensively record all English Civil War archaeology in the county, from battlefield site surveys to structural surveys, and artefact analysis to