Newstead Abbey & the Sealed Knot

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Today was the August end of Summer Bank Holiday. The last days of the Summer break. We took the boys up to Newstead for the Sealed Knots re-enactment of the 17th Century Royalists vs Parliamentarians battleings in the fields of North Notts. The Sealed Knot society produce brilliant living museums of the times and I have great admiration for the members who engage with visitors, children in particular and bring to life the realities of the time in a Horrid Histories style. This really should be a compulsory schooling method.

My own knowledge of the period is seriously compromised by a dull education but I grasp the basic political concepts and they reflect badly on our current situation.

But any way, here are some pictures. Again, kudos to the members of the Sealed Knot. Committed to the tiniest detail.

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Before I move on, the following pretty and atmospheric #Hipstamatic pictures from the event.

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Newstead Abbey & the Sealed Knot

  1. Amazing pictures. That second one has got to be King Charles I? (with head)

  2. Fantastic shot. I can almost hear the muskets fire.

  3. paul redfern

    i was one of the re-enactors some cracking photos nice one!!

    • A4

      Paul. I’ve never been to one of these events before but was so impressed not only by the commitment of the rein-actors but also the really friendly and well informed folks in the living museum. My kids not only enjoyed it but learned things. You folks should be sponsored by the DofE!

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