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    History lives in Wimborne this summer! Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Wimborne History Festival will be bringing thrilling reenactments to the town’s pretty streets, a Crime and Punishment Display to the historic Cornmarket, and tours, talks, walks and activities to the town’s attractions and heritage venues – creating fascinating insights into Wimborne Minster’s history around...

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    THE sounds of 17th century battle have echoed across Otley as some 200 English Civil War Society members donned uniforms to recreate a battle, featuring muskets, pikes and cannon. Large crowds were able to cheer on the Roundheads or Cavaliers as battles were re-enacted at Prince Henry’s Grammar School’s sports field yesterday with the event...

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    Hundreds of people gathered in the nearby town of Bradford on Avon this weekend where a piece of England’s history caught up with itself. The Bradford on Avon Town Council organised an English Civil War (1642-1651) re-enactment weekend portraying the times of the war between the parliamentarians and the royalists of the 17th century. The...

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    On the 1st & 2nd October the Marquess of Winchesters Regiment of English Civil War Society joins us at Basing House, the historically important site for the English Civil War for a weekend of civil war living history. More information and times for the Skirmish and more to follow nearer the event. Basing House Website  

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    By Andrew Carrick Gow – www.tate.org.uk, Public Domain A re-enactment and living history spectacular of the 17th Century. Large battle re-enactment, Drill Displays and Living History by the English Civil war Society. Depicting the tragic defeat of the Scots Army against Cromwell’s Commonwealth in 1650. The Battle of Dunbar (3 September 1650) was a battle...

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    Reconnecting with our past Devereux’s coming ‘home’ to Malmesbury Saturday 3rd of September will have the pounding of marching feet echoing through the streets of Malmesbury as members of Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s regiment once again visits and celebrates a link with the town that has been in existence over 300 years. The connection between Malmesbury...

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    Background to Civil War Activity. Great Chalfield Manor was the property of the prominent Royalist Sir Richard Gurney, Lord Mayor of London.  He had bought a mortgage on it in 1631 as an investment subject to Anne, widow of Sir William Eyre, living there for the rest of her life.  During the Civil War the...

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    In  2002 a group of individuals came together under the guidance of The Hawick Partnership – an organisation which had been set up to support regeneration in the town – to look at the possibility of holding a festival based on the themes of Fire and Steel & Border Reivers as a means of attracting...

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    Re-enactors will fight pitch battles and stage living history displays in Newark over May Bank Holiday for the 3rd Pikes and Plunder event Newark will be transported 370 years back in time on 30 April and 1 May to re-fight the battles which shaped the future of England. Over 300 re-enactors will descend on the...

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    The English Civil War Society in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is very pleased to present this Major Muster, featuring scenes based upon Events in June 1648 where London meets Essex. The Earl of Norwich has led Kentish soldiers across the Thames following their defeat at the Battle of Maidstone, and...

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  • 12/26/15--09:00: The Roundhead Association
  • The Roundhead Association is part of The English Civil War Society, which is dedicated to the re-enactment of life during the English Civil War period. The Roundhead Association represent the Parliamentarians. Our army is made up of a number of Brigades whose Regiments take their names and uniforms from those of the 17th century. Crawford’s...

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  • 12/26/15--10:00: The Kings Army
  • The King’s Army is an organisation of enthusiasts who gather together at ‘musters’ throughout the country during the ‘campaigning season’, which lasts from March to October, to re-enact events of the English Civil Wars. The main aim of this Society and its adversary the Roundhead Association, which together constitute the English Civil War Society, is...

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  • 12/26/15--11:07: Our Event List
  • Picture Courtesy of Jac Le Roux New events will be added as they become confirmed. Please click on an event name to view the blog post about it, unless it is listed in italic letters, which indicates that we do not yet have enough information about that event to create a blog post for it....

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  • 12/26/15--11:12: Joining the ECWS
  • Roundhead or Cavalier? Musketeer, pikeman, artilleryman or horse trooper? Or perhaps you would prefer a non-combat role as a drummer or campfollower or demonstrator of a 17th century trade or craft? The choice is yours when you step back into the 1640s as a member of the English Civil War Society. You can read about...

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  • 12/29/15--11:07: Contact Us
  • For membership enquiries please visit the Joining the ECWS page or if you want to make an enquiry about staging an event please use the Information for Clients page. For all other enquiries please choose one of the following from the drop-down list on the contact form at the bottom of this page. Your enquiry...

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    By kind permission of the Royal Parks Department, the King’s Army Annual March and Parade will again follow the route taken by Charles I from St James Palace on the Mall to the place of his untimely death at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. This event is an established part of the London calendar...

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    ECWS Major Muster at Newbury on the 23rd & 24th June Organised by – The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment   News to follow as it arrives…  

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    Hylton Castle was built by Sir William Hylton as his principal residence in about 1400. The rich Hylton family had estates in Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and by the 13th century had assumed the title of a barony within the Bishopric of Durham. Hylton Castle was intended to reflect the family’s status. Whether there were...

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    The English Civil War comes to Tonbridge 1643 May 5th – 6th  Civil War Kent is often assumed to be solidly behind the Parliament in its struggle against King Charles I, but this is an oversimplification. As in most areas, there were sympathisers for both sides but with the County in general and with North...

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    Pikes and Plunder Annual Civil War Festival Text –  from the National Civil War Centre website ‌‌‌Sunday 6th – Monday 7th May ‌Over 300 civil war re-enactors will descend on Newark during early May Bank Holiday as the clock is turned back to the turbulent mid-17th century.‌ The 4th Annual Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival will take...