Newly created armies in the civil wars relied on military manuals to help train new volunteers and recruits. We have now made a short film to bring one of these manuals to life.
|The exercise of armes for calivres, mvskettes, and pikes|
Jacob de Gheyn - 1565-1629
We went to the rather brilliant Histrionics to provide us with a soldier, and Martin, from The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote re-enactment group, was our man.
So we set up a 'blank page' background...
Thanks to Martin, Dave and Mike for making the process so easy!
You will be able to see the finished piece when the exhibition opens from 2nd May.
Museums at Night - The British Civil Wars
Thursday 14th may 6pm to 7.30pm
Lots of activities for all ages