If you were in central London on a Sunday morning, you would have seen over 200 people in full English Civil War costumes and weapons marching through central London.
This was the 51st (despite the pandemic) march by the British Civil War Society to commemorate the execution of Charles I.
Founded in 1980, the British Civil War Association is the umbrella organization of the King’s Army and the Roundhead Association. Not surprisingly, yesterday’s march solemnly commemorated the King’s death by the King’s Army.
That’s why members of the Reenactment Society from all over the country flock to The Mall, some arriving in period attire, others gearing up when they arrive. … A procession along the mall takes place.
to the homeguard. It used to march down Whitehall, but now that is not possible, the Horse Guards are organized into his parade. This happens to be a good thing, as far more people can see the parade than when we were on the side street next to Whitehall.
And now more people are watching it.
When I first attended in 2009, almost no one showed up and most of the onlookers were out for a walk and confused by what they saw. Now, large numbers of people line up at the mall to watch.
And that’s good. You can enjoy the historical pomp and ceremony as you see the effort put into the parade by reenactors.
In Horseguards, this year’s Cry of Loyalty to King Charles, because it is not the current King Charles, one-third of his name, but the first named King Charles may have confused some people who heard it.
They could not march on Whitehall, but a small contingent accompanied by the Reverend Ruth Dowson, Royal Army Chaplain of the British Civil War Society, marched through the gates to the Banqueting House, Wreaths were laid before the army returned to St. Petersburg. James for a well-earned rest.
It takes place on the last Sunday of January each year, so if you miss it this year, make a note in your diary to wake up early on Sunday, January 28, 2024.