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 1968, when Brigadier Peter Young hosted a garden party in cavalier fancy dress, to 1970, 1000 members had joined the Royalist Army (I believe that there was short wait until the Parliament Army split off to manage themselves). Within the early Sealed Knot, regiments were swiftly formed and organised, all under the watchful eye of the 'Captaine-Generall' Peter Young.
Prince Rupert's Bluecoats was founded as a regiment in 1971, in Blackheath, London. At the very least, this first issue of the Bluecoat Broadsheet was issued in January 1974 and talks of the previous 2 active years since the regiment's formation - I am always happy to be corrected!