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 17, 2018

When I joined the regiment in 1998, there were four regional companies making up the regiment as a whole. For various reasons they were not of equal size, and eventually the regiment was reorganised and the companies ceased to exist except in memory and in the colours...

March 10, 2018

Charles I is having a moment. With the current exhibition Charles I: King and Collector running at the Royal Academy in London coupled with Leanda de Lisles’ new book White King – Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr a much overdue reappraisal of one of most maligned...

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...

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