The main aim of the English Civil War Society is to stimulate interest in the authentic re-creation of seventeenth century military and civil life and in so doing we endeavour to entertain and instruct our own members and the visitors to our events. We do this by continually striving for historical authenticity in our clothing, artifacts, methods, weapons and tactics. We have been active for over 30 years, seeking to recreate that turbulent period in British history, when the country was torn apart by a civil war in which brother fought against brother. In these pages you will be able to read about what we do, how to join us and how to engage our services at events. We also bring you news of relevance to students of 17th century history in our blog.
The two elements of the Society, the King's Army and the Roundhead Association, are organisations of enthusiasts who gather together at 'musters' throughout the country during the annual 'campaign season', which lasts from March to October, to re-enact events of the English Civil Wars.
To take part in our events you will need to join one of the 'regiments' of either the King's Army (Royalist) or the Roundhead Association (Parliamentarian). The easiest way to enquire about joining is to contact the regiment of your choice directly. Some regiments have their own web sites which may help you make a decision, although these sites may not always be up to date.
Are you looking for an outstanding attraction for your event? We offer a range of displays and activities that can help to bring visitors to your venue, and we can provide sound advice about making the best use of our team based on many years of practical experience. Read on to discover what we could be doing to make your event something special.