With a thrilling start to the show today, the English Civil War has taken centre stage at Stonham Barns Park this July. Visitors have been captivated by the intense re-enactments that showcase the historic conflict between brother and brother, the clash between the king and parliament, and the battle between the Round Heads and the Royalists.
Step into the past and immerse yourself in a world where history unfolds before your eyes. As you walk through the park, you will hear, see, and even smell the essence of the English Civil War. The expansive encampments at Stonham Barns Park will transport you to a time when people were willing to fight and die for their ideals.
This extraordinary event, which focuses solely on the English Civil War, is a brand-new addition to Stonham Barns Park. It offers a unique opportunity to witness not only the arms and armour of the time but also the crafts and everyday life skills of the people during this period.
Prepare to be amazed as you witness thrilling large-scale display battles. Feel the ground shake beneath your feet as the roar of muskets and the clash of soldiers echo through the field of battle. Alongside these intense battles, explore the wide array of traders offering their goods and enjoy a variety of hot food and refreshing drinks available on-site.
A major highlight of the event is the presence of The Sealed Knot, the oldest re-enactment society in the UK. As a registered educational charity and the largest re-enactment society in Europe, The Sealed Knot brings history to life. They offer visitors the opportunity to experience the horrors of a nation at war with itself and gain a glimpse into everyday life during this tumultuous period.
Joining The Sealed Knot, the English Civil War Society will also be in attendance. Their main aim is to stimulate interest in the authentic re-creation of seventeenth-century military and civil life. Their dedication to historical accuracy can be seen in their clothing, artefact’s, methods, weapons, and tactics, providing a truly immersive and educational experience for all attendees.
For those who missed today’s show, fear not, as there is still time to witness the grandeur of this event. Tomorrow, Sunday 8th July 2023, promises even more excitement, allowing you to step back in time and witness the English Civil War in all its glory. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the rich history and thrilling atmosphere of the English Civil War at Stonham Barns Park.