Sunday, 26 August 2012

A matter of a little historical research

Yesterday Family Green visited Old Wardour Castle in Wiltshire* and watched a re-enactment of the Siege of Wardour from 1643 (when the English Civil War was at the height), brought to life by the Wardour Garrison.

There were pike demonstrations, a tented encampment, musicians and lots of gunpowder being discharged around the place.

It was great to immerse myself in the world of the Seventeenth Century, partly because I'd never seen a re-enactment quite like this one, and also because I'm hopefully working on a project at some point during the next twelve months set within this historical period.

And this is the book I'm reading at the moment...

Yep, you've guessed it. This is research for a new project too.

* As part of a weekend's worth of birthday celebrations. Happy Birthday, Mattie!

1 comment:

Frankymole said...

Looks like a very nice day out!