A brief overview


A large part of the Sealed Knot's aim is to educate the public on life in the 17th Century at the time of the English Civil War.  This is superbly achieved through our 'Living History' encampments.

Here members set up stall with C17th-style tents and over the course of a weekend muster, immerse themselves in a C17th lifestyle.


Cooking over open campfires, using seasonal and historically available ingredients, they will also demonstrate traditional crafts such as candle-making, spinning and other historic  ways of general life. You might see regiments drilling, soldiers taking a well earned rest, women sewing and children playing and helping out with chores like chopping wood.


Living History encampments are open to the public before and after battles and are a great source of entertainment and education for anyone interested in history.  Our Living History enthusiasts will happily chat to members of the public as they go about their C17th lifestyle.


Many Living History members will also take to   the field and join in 'plastic camp' activities after hours too.