Royal Armouries Leeds
Cannon will boom, muskets will fire and the sights, sounds and smells of the 17th Century conflict come to life at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 25th and 26th September.
The country's foremost museum of arms and armour will host the The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote as they establish a historical encampment outside the museum.
Set during the military dictatorship of Cromwell’s Protectorate in 1655, the event sees the past come back to haunt a former Leveller as a detachment of New Model Army soldiers returns from Ireland and seeks revenge for his mutiny.
From 10am to 5pm, kids will be able to learn all about the people of the 17th Century, from the hard lives of Oliver Cromwell’s Roundhead veterans to the even harder existences of the women whose job it was to cook and clean - but be careful they don't catch the eye of the recruiting sergeant!