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Newark Queen's Sconce

Once again the Sealed Knot Society returns to the home of the National Civil War Museum and brings you a  thrilling weekend of battle, history, and family fun to mark 375 years since the first siege of the town in 1643!

 Newark was one of King’s Charles most important bastions and withstood three Parliamentarian sieges during the English Civil War 

With a ‘Living History’ camp and a spectacular battle each day on the site of the ‘Queen’s Sconce’ – one of the original fortifications built to defend Newark – this is something not to be missed. Children can take part in specially-organised pike drills as their parents discover a fascinating glimpse back into the period.

The full schedule for the weekend:

Saturday 23rd June
10.30am – Living history encampment opens to the public
12pm – 17th Century drill display in front of the living history camp, including display by the Sealed Knot’s Apprentices at Armes
2pm – Battle begins “Ballard’s 1643 attempt on Newark”

Sunday 24th June
10.30am – Living history encampment opens to the public
12pm – 17th Century drill display in front of the living history camp, including display by the Sealed Knot’s Apprentices at Armes
2pm – Battle begins “Royalist attack on General Poyntz at East Stoke”

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