A little about ourselves
The King’s Army is one of the UK’s oldest re-enactment organisations, which recently celebrated 50 years in operation. When a voluntary organisation reaches such a significant milestone, it is a cause for celebration for all of us, demonstrating that this group continues to thrive. Whilst our practices have evolved over half a century, we take pride in our current efforts at re-enactment but continue to look forward to what the future may hold for reliving the past.
The key to re-enactment surviving for another 50 years is in ensuring that it stays relevant. For example, people are often very interested in what happened in their local area/town/city/village. Reenactors can have a powerful role in educating communities in their past history and giving them a sense of place, connecting people with where they live. We aim to continue in this effort.
We are The King's Army, part of the English Civil War Society which has been re-enacting seventeenth century history since 1974. Our large Society of volunteer, skilled enthusiasts come from all parts of the Kingdom.
The English Civil Wars were fought between supporters of the King and Parliament between 1642 and 1651. A good summary, detailing the background may be found by following this link and a detailed coverage of the Wars themselves and the Armies and Regiments involved can be found here. A brief history of The King's capture, imprisonment, trial and murder can be found here
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