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.
As the Heatwave continued to scorch Britain, Newcastle’s turned up in relatively large numbers to Devon Park, Newark once again on the Friday afternoon and started to set up camp ready for what turned out to be a great weekend.
The advantage of going back to Newark again is having knowledge of the area and what to expect at the event. We were able to set up camp easily if a little squished in and get straight to the important things such as catching up with friends, having a few drinks and eating!
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.
We thought it was about time to introduce you to the man at the top, William Cavendish, Marquess of Newcastle and take a look at the life and career of the man who’s regiment we make up.
As you’ve probably worked out, we don’t do a great deal of fighting over the winter. To keep our blog ticking over, we’re going to write about a range of topics including wider 17th Century history, more information about the members of our regiment and other interesting things we think you might like.
To kick this off, Simon Wright from our Regiment has written all about the colours of the English Civil War. The colours were one of the most prized possession of a regiment and were carried onto the field by the Ensign, a junior officer of the regiment.
After the success of our event at Kenilworth Castle in May, and to repay the favour that our friends in Lisles regiment had done by coming to help out again and play our enemy once more, it was time for Newcastle’s to come and do their bit at Lisle’s own event at Helmsley Castle in North Yorkshire and what an excellent weekend it was!
Another weekend and another Sealed Knot Re-enactment.
This time at Tattershall Castle, a picturesque 15th Century moated castle with an imposing red bricked keep known as the Great Tower.
Last weekend, the regiment headed out for the first of two events we are taking part in at English Heritage properties this year. As the hosts, we had a lot to do but it was a great weekend and we had lots of fun.
With the help of our friends in Lisles regiment, De Gommes reigment and some people from the Kings Guard and Houghtons regiments, we had a great weekend enjoying some fantastic public engagment and some more light-hearted battling at the beautiful Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens in Warwickshire.
It’s time to revive this feature on our blog and introduce another one of our troops, this month it’s Alan, one of our prettiest Pikemen. Keep an eye out over the coming months as we introduce you to more of our regiment.
Name: Alyssa ‘Alan’ Cooper
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.