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August 5, 2019

Is there ever really a true family hobby? Something that can bring all generations of a family together without anyone dragging their heels at the back or watching the football on their phone? You go hiking, someone gets tired at the back. You go camping, and realise t...

June 16, 2018

This week I realised, as I nattered with my TAs after class, that I had just uttered the phrase 'back in my day' without the slightest sense of irony. I was (and still am) distraught - surely this is the first step down the slippery slope that ends with me in carpet sl...

April 30, 2018

 I won't lie to you, the temptation to start this article off by flexing the old creative writing muscles was a very genuine concern. There's something about the breach of the city of Bristol, during that first siege in 1643, that warrants a bit of pomp and spectacle....

April 15, 2018

I will confess myself very ignorant on the matter of the 1st Foot Guards. When the re-enactment regiment was first raised a few years ago, as an offshoot of Prince Rupert's Bluecoats, a number of fellow Bluecoats took great(ish) pains to point out the historic legacy o...

March 29, 2018

The car's packed, we've got a full tank of petrol and a hefty supply of waterproofs - it must be an Easter Bank Holiday at Basing house! The annual Sealed Knot event at Basing, Hampshire usually re-enacts the three major sieges that occurred there over the course of th...

March 10, 2018

I am, as you may have gathered from previous postings, a massive Civil War and Sealed Knot geek. I've been a member of the Sealed Knot since I could walk, since I could talk, and certainly long before I could make any sense of what was going on around me. And all throu...

March 3, 2018

The early days of the Sealed Knot have taken on a kind of legendary air within the modern society. It seems unreal, certainly unlikely, that so many people could come together in such a short time to celebrate history in so unique a way. From the origins in February 19...

February 25, 2018

"They were like a wall of brass." An epithet that looms large over the history of the regiment, a fearless last stand in the face of appalling odds, a doomed attempt, maybe, to protect the rear guard of the Royalist army. Rupert's Bluecoats were destroyed as a fighting...

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