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June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016
The Sealed Knot returns to the impressive Queen’s Sconce in Newark-on-Trent to relive the town’s pivotal role in the English Civil War, offering a chance to experience at first hand the horrors of a nation at war with itself as well as providing a glimpse of everyday life.
From displays of civilian life from the mid-17th Century to arms drill and musket firing, we will be bringing this original English Civil War fortification to life – plus our troops will reenact a skirmish each day!
The Living History Camp is open from 1pm to 4.30pm each day, and the skirmishes will take place in the early afternoon.
The Queen’s Sconce is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and one of the country’s finest remaining earthworks from the English Civil Wars (1642-51). It is distinctively star-shaped when viewed from the air and is one of nine siege works remaining in a recognisable state in and around Newark. It’s considered an internationally important heritage feature, and is surrounded by open space and playing fields.
Why not combine your trip with a visit to the brilliant National Civil War Centre in town? You should also try the impressive Civil War Trail, with the app that uses ‘augmented reality technology’ to recall episodes from Newark’s pivotal role in the 17th century British Civil Wars. To download the app go to the App Store or Android Google Play.