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The Battle of St Fagans

We welcomed the English Civil War Society last weekend, to explore the Battle of St Fagans, which took place near the museum in 1648. They brought with them not only a fair amount of weaponry (as you'd expect), but an amazing number of skills and objects to demonstrate. I think a list would be a bit boring, so here are some photo higlights from the week-end. Thanks to Alcwyn Evans for taking the photos, I was busy protecting the church from reforming zealots!

 

ECWS member at the spinning wheel
Settling in for a day of spinning at Cilewent farm

Parliamentarian Camp
Setting up camp in Abernodwydd field

The battle heats up at St Fagans - muskets are fired
Fire!

Older and younger re-enactors watch a battle display
A re-enactor family. The smaller members of the group did an excellent job too!

Civil War Pikemen
Pikemen waiting for the call to battle

Civil War Gentry
A nobleman in St Fagans Castle, in 1640s costume.

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