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The Siege of Brampton Bryan

375 years on On Saturday and Sunday 10th  and 11th of August 2019 the English Civil War Society will again return to Brampton Bryan to commemorate the two sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle that took place during the English Civil War.This year is the 375th anniversary of the second climactic siege,

Lord Hopton’s at Stonham Barn

On June 29th - 30th Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote and friends from fellow regiments will be taking part in a Multi-period history festival at Stonham Barns, Suffolk. Although specifically bearing no major Civil War significance. Nearby Ipswich was a strong Puritan stronghold. No military action took place there throughout

Coldstream Guards at Audley End House

Some of our regiments have alter-egos and present different periods in history. The Marquess of Winchester's Regiment will be appearing as the Coldstream Guards of 1685 at the English Heritage event over the May Day bank holiday. It is 1670 and King Charles II is hosting a horse race with a

Join us in South Wales as we bring History Alive!

Over the Easter Weekend The Marquess of Winchester's Regiment will be hosting “Gunpowder Fire and Sword” at Cadw’s Caerphilly Castle, one of the most prestigious sites in Wales. Caerphilly Castle occupies around 20 acres, making it the second largest castle in the UK. During the Civil War both Royalist, and

Preparing for Naseby

The summer of 1645 saw the defining action of the English Civil War and Northamptonshire was at its heart. On Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th July, Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment will be taking part in a multi-period History Festival at the beautiful Delapre Abbey in Northampton and telling the story

Training the Local Militia

On Saturday and Sunday 18th & 19th May, Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment will be visiting the wonderful Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton to train the local militia ready for battle against the Royalist forces in the area. Come and see the intensive training that troops of the English Civil War went

Batcombe raids Bruton

25th - 26th May, Bruton, Somerset Secure your doors and windows! The Batcombites are planning to raid Bruton again – as they did on 24 February 1641! The English Civil War Society will re-enact this event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 on Abbey Field as part of the

Sexey’s Hospital – 400

18th - 19th May, Bruton, Somerset Good citizens of Bruton – The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment of the King’s Army will be helping the town to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Sexey’s Hospital on 18th and 19th May 2019. Expect to see civilians and soldiers in seventeenth century attire

Hawick Reivers Festival

Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival. Through music, drama and re-enactments experience what life was really like for the men