As the eagle eyed amongst you may have realised, we haven’t had a regimental Living History event so far this year, similar to those we did over the past few years at Kenilworth, Bolsover and Helmsley. We’re about to rectify that this weekend with an event at Stafford Castle.
Newark may have only been a few days ago but there’s still no rest for some members of the regiment as we move swiftly on to our next two events.
Last weekend, a number of the regiment headed to Pontefract Park again to take part in Wakefield Armed Forces Day. After the success of the event last year, we were very excited to be going back and setting up camp again.
This weekend we’re going to be taking part in our next event. You’ll find us taking part in Wakefield Armed Forces Day, held at Pontefract Park, next to Pontefract Racecourse.
We’ll be setting up our Living History camp and will have a range of people for you to come and meet, both portraying military and civilian life in the 17th Century.
Our next event is very nearly here and it’s the first Major Muster of the season! We’re all getting very excited and ready to take to the field and fight hard once again on the Sunday and Monday of this upcoming Bank Holiday Weekend.
This weekend, you’ll find us at the beautiful Charlton Park estate, just near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The ancestral home of the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, this beautiful house was built out of the Abbey of Malmesbury when it was sold off in 1539 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
This weekend the Regiment will be heading out for the first big event of the year. We’ll be heading to the beautiful Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire for a two day event as Kenilworth is besieged! We’ll be portraying 17th Century life within the walls of the castle and throughout the day skirmishes will break out as the castles walls are attacked.
The partially ruined castle will provide a stunning backdrop to the event and the Elizabethan Gardens, 17th Century Hedge Maze and castle towers will provide plenty of other things to see and do during the day.
Spring has finally arrived, the lambs (not us just yet) are now running around in fields up and down the country, so that means one thing, the re-enactment season is getting under way!
After a great Winter, including our Feaste (more about that soon, promise!), a little jolly out to Nantwich in January and some other opportunities to catch up with each other, it’s time for the 2016 season to get underway properly as we venture out this weekend.
This weekend we’re off to North Hampshire for a battle at Basing House. During the Civil War Basing House, one of the biggest and grandest houses outside of London at the time. A fantastic Tudor Mansion, it was owned by Sir John Paulet who fought for the King. Being located within strategic distance of London, Basing House was under siege by Parliament 3 separate times during the war.
This coming weekend is our last event of the season and much as we are sad to see the season drawing to an end, we’ll be enjoying this last event to the full.
It’s nearly time for Newcastle’s biggest event of the year, this weekend our annual August Bank Holiday event is happening in the glorious city of Chester.
The Earl of Manchester’s regiment are organising a fantastic event where the city of Chester will be under siege for 3 days and plunged back into 17th Century life. We are looking forward to getting together with the rest of the Sealed Knot to be part of what’s set to be a great event in the heart of a city full of history.