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Posted on Friday 2nd May

Hear the roar of cannons, the thunder of horse's hooves and hundreds of clashing soldiers clashing in battle at the Muddy Good Weekend 2014. The Civil War Battle Re-enactment and All Makes 4x4 Show will be taking place this Bank Holiday weekend at Billing Aerodrome, Northampton (postcode for sat nav's: NN3 9DA).

The Sealed Knot – the oldest and re-enactment society in the UK – will be holding a 3 day battle re-enactment, bringing alive the Great Civil War and recreating the 'Civil War' history and taking visitors through a timeline back to the 1600s.

The event opens on Saturday, 3 May and runs until Monday, 5 May, with attractions including Living History camps - where visitors are encouraged to wander and experience life in the 17th Century; the 4x4 Twist off Challenge and extreme winching and obstacle course; the Sealed Knot Drill and Pre Battle Displays (includes visitor participation) and the Sealed Knot Main Battle – with Infantry, horse and Artillery.

Drill displays will demonstrate the weapons that were in use and basic tactics of the period, including a fully interactive session for the visitors to 'have a go'. Each day a spectacular battle siege re-enactment with hundreds of soldiers, cannons and horses will take place.

Alongside the Sealed Knot will be the All Makes 4x4 Show with trade stalls, main arena entertainment, Club challenges, Club displays, food and drink court and onsite camping. Full details can be found on the What's On Guide.

Further Reading

Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

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Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

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by Malcolm Wanklyn

In this stimulating and original investigation of the decisive battles of the English Civil War, Malcolm Wanklyn reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and as a result sheds new light on the causes of the eventual defeat of Charles I. Taking each major battle in turn - Edgehill, Newbury I, Cheriton, Marston Moor, Newbury II, Naseby, and Preston - he looks critically at contemporary accounts and at historians' narratives, explores the surviving battlegrounds and… Read more...

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