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English Civil War – Pikemen

Sealed Knot assembling to recreate the battle of Nantwich, Cheshire. Advertisements

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English Civil War Battle Re-enactment

With the final defeat of Royalist forces in 1651, power passed to the republican government of the Commonwealth of England. This remained in place until 1653, when Cromwell assumed power as Lord Protector. Effectively ruling as a dictator until his … Continue reading

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English Civil War – Battle Re-enactment

The Sealed Knot re-enacting the battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, England. Fought 1642-1651, the English Civil Wars saw King Charles I battle Parliament for control of the English government. The war began as a result of a conflict over the power … Continue reading

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English Civil War Re-enactment

Drums were not only used for the men to march in step, but were an important part of the battlefield communications system, with various drum rolls used to signal different commands from officers to troops.

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Sealed Knot – English Civil War

The Sealed Knot Societies’ recreation of the English Civil War battle of Nantwich, Cheshire. Pikemen ready for  inspection. A ‘pike’ is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting spear formerly used extensively by infantry. Pikes were used regularly in European … Continue reading

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Sealed Knot

The Sealed Knot is an English historical association and charity, dedicated to costumed reenactment of battles and events surrounding the English Civil War. It takes its name from the original Sealed Knot, a secret association aimed at the restoration of … Continue reading

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Black Bear Inn, Sandbach – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Sandbach is a market town in Cheshire. Known as ‘Sanbec’ in 1086, ‘Sondbache’ (also ‘Sondebache’) in 1260, and ‘Sandbitch’ in the 17th–18th centuries, Sandbach derives its name from … Continue reading

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