Re-enactment shows families what English Civil War was like

Re-enactment shows families what English Civil War was like

English Civil War-era musketeers from the Sealed Knot.

Nathaniel Collins, 6, as Henry VIII.

Volunteer pikemen.

Families at the reopening of Westgate Museum.

First published in News

THE ENGLISH Civil War was brought back to life on Sunday with a re-enactment in the heart of Winchester.

Members of the Sealed Knot came together outside the Westgate with displays of musket and pike drills every half hour.

Families were invited to attend to learn more about the life of a soldier during the Civil War. The day also saw the opening of the Westgate Museum for the new season, after its winter closure.

This year makes the 370th anniversary of the Battle of Cheriton, and next month (March 29-30) the Battle of Cheriton Project, in partnership with Hampshire Royal British Legion, has arranged for re-enactors to march 26 miles from Basing House, near Basingstoke, to the battle memorial near Bishop’s Sutton.

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