Off Season Update

Now it’s our end of year;  remember to contact us if you’re interested in joining the Earl of Essex Regiment and the Sealed Knot for 2019.

Regimental Subs for 2019 are also due:

£10 per household. Payment details in the regimental email

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The Three Conies Thorpe Mandeville – Regimental wind down weekend

An excellent living history weekend set in the grounds of The Three Conies; Thorpe Mandeville an Inn built in 1622 and still serving guests today.

The Cittie of London Brigade and Essex took part in an authentic camp with cannon’s firing on the half hour, cameos from the “Lord of the Manor” raising  the Men of Mandeville to join Parliaments cause, the shooting of our regimental seamstress for Witchcraft and the capture of a Spy from Banbury.

See the gallery of the events from Rusty Aldwinkle’s Site

THorpe Mandeville

The “Villagers Of Thorpe Mandeville”

Villagers Marching

The “Villagers” March Through the Streets

17th Century Soldiers Relaxing

Essex Relaxing

Executing a

“If she’s not a witch the shot will miss her”

17th Century Soldiers Sealed Knot

The Soldiers of Thorpe Mandeville

A Small Pike Block

A Pike Block

17th Century Soldiers Muskests and Matchlock


Hawker Hurricane

Air Support -Not Period!

In the evening free drinks, a lucky dip bag and an epic singing session until the early hours of the morning.

Remember If you’d like to join us find out more or have any queries Contact us


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Seige Of Chester – August 2015

SEIGE OF CHESTER – August 2015

Just back from a very tiring but most enjoyable muster in Chester.  Other than what was probably close to a 2 mile walk to the battlefield, the whole thing ticked all the boxes: spacious camp site, regimental gatherings/song in the awning, lively beer tent and good battles.  Despite only fielding 6-7 each day we got to play with a similar number of Bagots on Sunday and work with the musket on Monday, which involved some hand-to-hand with Royalist musket and some good-natured encounters with various push regiments while defending the musket.

We posed for a lovely picture (courtesy of Rusty Aldwinckle) which will appear in orders soon along with a blog from Martin.  Pity we couldn’t get the whole regiment together, including some of the Mackenzie boys who were putting on a display with the apprentices.

Anyhow, a fab time was had by all.

Here’s to Crowland Abbey!


Seige Of Chester

Seige Of Chester

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Battle of Nantwich

For over 40 years the faithful troops of The Sealed Knot have gathered in the historic town of Nantwich, Cheshire to re-enact the bloody battle that took place almost 400 years ago and marked the end of the long and painful siege of the town.

With the 2014 battle re-enactment now successfully completed, the Holly Holy Day society is already beginning to look towards the 2015 event, which will take place on Saturday 24 January 2015.  The Earl of Essex Regiment will be there!  Who’s coming?

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Regimental Feast December 6th

Regimental Feast on 6th December!  Banish those winter blues with a night of wine, feasting, ale and song.  Dancing to local band “The Imposters” who play 60’s, 70’s and 80’s covers.  Wood’s and Mackenzies live nearby so plenty of room for stop overs.  Woods can accommodate caravans 🙂

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New Website is live!

Welcome to the new website! This is the first news post of our updated website and we hope to bring you much more news shortly.

The website is still under construction and much more content will be added over the coming weeks 😉

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