This is the webpage of a group whose aim is to improve the kit and clothes of a UK seventeenth century Civil War reenactment group, using the most up to date references and research. Feel free to comment on any of the subjects raised here and return often as I want to keep the discussion lively and ongoing.

Please look at the extra tabs on the right hand side. The newbie section is the place for basic kit if you're just beginning to reenact the 1640s. Haberdashery has lots of detail about colours, buttons, tapes etc.

Rogues Gallery

Occasionally you see someone who looks just like they’ve stepped out of the past. Here are a selection of photos from reenactments of some that I’ve admired. Top banner by Rusty Aldwinckle. Other photos are credited below. Please feel free to send in any of your own nominations.

Backgarden somewhere by Nell Bartlett

Living history at Shaw House Newbury. Photo by Jeff Vincent

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Living history event at Aston Hall. Photo by Lucas Pitcher, cap by The 1642 Tailor

Left, Rusty Aldwinckle right JB. First one from Nantwich 2014
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This one is just nicked from Facebook. Sorry I couldn’t find out who the photographer was. Thanks anyway! 

John Beardsworth, left, Rusty Aldwinckle right Newstead Abbey August 2013

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Two by by Alison Clayton, Thaxted, English Civil War Society

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Rusty Aldwinckle took these at Blenheim Palace, Sealed Knot Muster 2013

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John Beardsworth's photos of the London Trained Bands at the Tower of London


  1. Hello , I,m trying to find out who made your sweet doll ( in the first picture top of the page ) ? I have one too and would really love to know ? :)

  2. Hi Daisy, there are no dolls in any of the images here.