Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

The Sealed Knot and Newcastles Regiment of Foote would like to express our deep condolences to His Majesty the King and the Royal Family at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

She embodied the concepts of duty, constancy and tradition. Yet she recognised that without change there can be no movement forwards.

Her impact on the lives of many people around the globe cannot be understated. Her majesty was an example and inspiration, she will be missed by many.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom and our wider Commonwealth following the sad news of her passing.

God save the King!

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Welcome to Newcastle’s! We’re a regiment of the Sealed Knot Society, the largest re-enactment society in Europe. We take part in events up and down the country every year, depicting life in the 17th Century and putting on re-enactment battles of the English Civil  Wars which took place across the British Isles from 1642 to 1651.

We thought the best way to convey what we get up to and what we’re all about was to show you:

You can find out all about the history of the original and the modern day regiment, what we get up to as a re-enactment regiment and what we’ve got coming up, by exploring our site.

If you already know you want to come along, head to the Joining Us page to get the ball rolling.

We also update our Blog regularly with all sorts of interest posts ranging from Q&As with member of the regiment, round ups of the events we’ve been at and wider historical interest posts about life in the 17th Century.

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9 months ago

Newcastle's Foote
One of the bittersweet parts of making so many friends in this hobby is remembering those people fondly when they pass. Ged Cahill was one of the longest serving members of the regiment, first joining Savilles (who got folded into Newcastles) in the early 80s. A charismatic, witty and kind man, Ged is fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure to know him. A Civil Servant by career, he spent his whole working life helping the underprivileged of Sheffield, always ensuring to treat everyone with respect and dignity. With a keen interest in history, re-enactment allowed Ged to continue this love and he was a member of our regiment until he passed away in January. Today the regiment have gathered to celebrate his life.Gerard Cahill, 21st June 1956 - 3rd January 2023. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Newcastle's Foote
Our final couple for today are Jon, known as Twiggy, and Eve. Eve is in a different regiment and has been re-enacting her whole life, whereas Twiggy is a relative newcomer joining Newcastles in early 2017. They were introduced by another member of Newcastles one particularly wet weekend in Basingstoke in 2018 and became a couple shortly after. Eve moved North to our regimental heartland of Yorkshire a few years ago where they now live with their puppy and one day we’re hoping that she’ll swap her yellow coat for a Whitecoat too! ... See MoreSee Less
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All photos are by kind permission of members of the society, including the Sealed Knot Photography Team and members of the regiment.