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Commemoration of the Execution of Charles I

Sunday 26th January 2020 By kind permission of the Royal Parks Department, the King’s Army Annual March and Parade will again follow the route taken by Charles I from St James Palace on the Mall to the place of his untimely death at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. This event

aždoroční pochod na památku Charlese I – popraveného 30. ledna 1649

Vojáci, které zde dnes vidíte, jsou všichni členy královské armády, královské části společnosti pro anglickou občanskou válku, tato společnost existuje k historickým rekonstrukcím bitev krále Charlese I. a parlamentu v letech 1642–1649. Je tragické, že Charles byl nakonec poražen a po zadržení a soudním řízení byl popraven. Tato neděle je nejblíže datu

The Exchequer

A new educational handout This new ECWS educational handout describes the evolution of the Exchequer department of government, with particular emphasis on the seventeenth century.  The term 'exchequer' comes from the squared coloured cloth or painted table on which the Exchequer officials used counters called 'jettons' to count income and expenditure

Basing House – the ruins revisited

(Image courtesy of Steve Liddle) The Marquess of Winchester’s splendid residence was besieged three times during the English Civil War, finally falling to Oliver Cromwell in October 1645. The house was then completely destroyed with many of the bricks being used to rebuild the local village of Old Basing. The Marquess of

River Tees rediscovered

17th August Celebrate the history and heritage of the Tees Valley at a free family fun day, meet the Roman and Civil War soldiers in their camps and learn more about the story of Piercebridge.  Other activities include storytelling and heritage crafts. Piercebridge Heritage Festival and Family Fun day at Tofts Field,

Return to Gloucester

The English Civil War Society returns to Gloucester over the August bank holiday weekend. Image courtesy of Paul Cramer Following our successful event last September, the English Civil War Society will once again be filling the streets of Gloucester with the sights and sounds of the seventeenth century.  On Sunday 25th and

Farnham Castle Heritage Open Day

15th September On Sunday 15th September, as part of the Heritage Open Days, Norfolke Trayned Bandes and friends will be presenting a drill display and Living Hisotry at Farnham Castle, to which public access is normally limited to wedding participants and similar. We have the use of the Great Lawn for

Armed Forces Weekend at Waldridge Millennium Green

15th & 16th June Change of venue! Due to the recent inclement weather, this event will now take place at The Hermitage Academy, Waldridge Ln, Chester le Street DH2 3AD The Newcastle Garrison Living History Group will be providing a display of cannon fire and musketry, along with some living history presentations, as

Living History at Alnwick Castle

8th & 9th June The Newcastle Garrison Living History Group will be presenting cannon fire and musketry, along with a living history display. The event is included in the normal admission to the castle