Medical Knowledge and Medicinal Herbs in the 17th Century

The Newcastle’s Blog Fairy decided it was about time that some of our wonderful members were able to share their knowledge of the period with our delightful blog readers.

Last month we introduced you to one of our members, Anne who has spent her time in the society either being a medic or sharing her medical knowledge of the period on the Living History camps. Anne kindly agreed to be the first to share her knowledge so in our first piece of a more historical nature, as opposed to what we get up to, here is an insight into Medicine and Medical knowledge of the period.

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‘Warfare Through the Ages’ at Bovington Tank Museum – 19th & 20th September 2015

After our big event at Chester over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we knew that the season was starting to wind down, but there were still a few events to look forward to over the Autumn and first up was ‘Warfare Through the Ages’, a mulit-period event being organised by our friends in Tillier’s and being held at Bovington Tank Museum.

We were mainly looking forward to seeing the tanks if we’re all honest, because what’s better than spending a weekend fighting AND looking at tanks?! Nothing, is what!

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Meet the Member: Baby Newcs Special – September 2015

It’s time to introduce you to some more of the flock again and this time, the Newcastle’s Blog Fairy decided it was time for something a bit different. So far she has introduced you to our C.O Dave, Pike Coroporal Chris, Musketeer ‘Tig’ and Living History participant and ex- Medic Anne. All of them had some very interesting stories to share, but they all had one thing in common, they’re all adults. It’s about time we introduced you to the next generation of Newcastle’s, the ones who’ll be keeping the regiment going in decades to come, so without further ado, it’s time to introduce you to our Baby Newcs!

Name: Romilly

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Upcoming Event: The Siege of Chester – 29th -31st August 2015

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.

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Beeston Castle: 1st & 2nd August 2015

This event was run by English Heritage and didn’t involve the whole society. Instead ourselves and Lisle’s Regiment from The Sealed Knot were joined by Winchester’s and Fairfax’s regiments of the English Civil WarSociety

Once or twice a year Newcastle’s take on events like this, where we can set up a big ‘Living History’ authentic camp open to the public allowing us to demonstrate as a regiment not just the battle, but what life itself was like in the 17th Century.

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Marston Moor Commemorative March: 5th July 2015.

Whilst the Newcastle’s Blog Writing Fairy was sunning herself in the South of France, the regiment took part in the annual commemorative march at the battlefield of Marston Moor, Yorkshire. Once again Graham was there and is able to step in and provide a round up of what went on! (The Newcastle’s Blog Writing Fairy will be making far more effort soon!)

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