It is October 1642. The 500 men of Lord Robartes Regiment, part of the newly formed Parliamentary Army, stand firm in the face of the advancing Royalist troops at the Battle of Edgehill, the first major engagement of the English Civil War.
This day is the culmination of religious, social, economic and political tensions that have torn the country in two, setting brother against brother and leading the country into some 18 years of civil war and resulting in the death of a king and the setting up of a republic.
For Lord John Robartes, a Cornish Member of Parliament, and his regiment Edgehill marks the start of a journey that would see them fight in many major engagements across the country until being absorbed into Parliament’s New Model Army under Oliver Cromwell on its formation in 1644.
Nearly 370 years later and the re-enactors of Lord Robartes' Regiment (part of Waller’s Brigade of the Army of Parliament in the Sealed Knot) seek to recreate a key period in our history that shaped many of the freedoms we enjoy today.
We want to help inform, educate and yes, entertain too.
Come and experience the sights and sounds of the battlefield in full scale battles or skirmishes.
Add something special to your event or venue with a drill display showing the different arms and/or our impressive ‘living history’ gives a fantastic insight into every day life in the 17th century, or bring history to life in the classroom
Kimbolton Country Fayre - Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire
Sunday 8th July
A uniquely English event with a combination of classic cars, Battle of Britain Flypast, stalls, tombolas, and all the trappings of a traditional fete - all set in the stunning grounds of Kimbolton School in Cambridgeshire. Lord Robartes’ Regiment (and friends) are once again a highlight of the day with a full turnout of 17th century living history trades and cameos as well as providing the opening and closing displays in the central arena.
To find out more about the event - Kimbolton Country Fayre
To get there head for Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdon PE28 0EA
Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire
Come and see us this August Bank Holiday 2018 – Sunday 26th & Monday 27th
This August Bank Holiday, the Sealed Knot will bring the sights and sounds of the English Civil Wars to Claydon Estate, the ancestral home of the Verney family who were intimately connected with the war and exemplified the divisions it caused.
Battle – displays – living history
Be there to experience it!
Join the best hobby in the world.
What makes a great re-enactor - take a love of history, a 'sprig' of dressing up and mix in some music festival, team sport, add a dash of camping and a sprinkle being a bit theatrical and hey presto!
Fun, family, fighting (there's more to do than just that)..... this is the hobby that has it all!
Find out more....contact us today
'Home' to us feels like this unique heritage site in Northamptonshire, with over 10,000 years of history underfoot and a 17th century farmhouse being restored.
We love doing events here, working with their team and soaking up all that history!
See our calendar of our Regimental and Sealed Knot events over the year. These take place across the country and in some fascinating places, from traditional villages to original battlefield sites and historic venues
Our Regiment has people from 6 to over 60. Single guys and girls; married couples; families and people in their retirement. Just as they would have done in the day our ranks are filled with people from all walks of life