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Civillian & Military Living History

Overview During the English Civil War, the life of a civilian varied dramatically depending on many factors, such as: status, religion, occupation, gender and age. Families were torn apart where different members followed their beliefs and took sides. Great financial strain was borne by the families as the soldiers went off

Artillery

The Marquess of Winchester's regiment is fortunate to have access to 2 artillery pieces, a Drake Minion owned by the Kings Army and a smaller Minion owned by the regiment. Members of the artillery are a special breed; it may look easy firing a loading a cannon but there is more

Musicians

History On a noisy, smokey, crowded battlefield, the crucial task of transmitting important orders was in part carried out by regimental musicians. These experienced NCOs used a variety of drum and fife "calls" to keep time on the march and communicate commands to attack or retire to the men. They also played

Musketeer

History The musket rapidly the dominant infantry arm during the English Civil War. Musketeers could march faster than a heavily armoured Pikeman, were easier to train and of course the musket could kill or maim the enemy from up to 300 paces away. For the pike to do a similar injury

Pikeman

History An ancient weapon, the pikeman provided the main defensive arm of the infantry. Closely ranked together and thrusting forward an impenetrable bristle of sharpened spearheads, a well trained and sturdy pike division could see off the most gallant of cavalry charges, protecting musketeers from attack. Pikemen would also be used as

The King’s Army

The Marquess of  Winchester's Regiment is part of the he King’s Army, an organisation of enthusiasts who gather together at ‘musters’ throughout the country during the ‘campaigning season’, which lasts from March to October, to re-enact events of the English Civil Wars. The main aim of this Society and its

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