Georgian Living History Day

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  • free, no need to book

Nelson's navy, AKA historical reenactors Deeds of Arms, are setting up camp in our Georgian townhouse to give us a taste of what life was like at sea in the 18th century.

For much of the Georgian period Britain was at war – usually with France. Many of these conflicts were played out on a world stage, to defend or expand the burgeoning British Empire. Britain depended above all on the Royal Navy, which was the best in the world by the end of the 18th century.

Deeds of Arms will be here to put you through your paces with cutlass drill demos and a sword training school to see if you have what it takes to join Nelson’s Army. There will also be opportunities to learn more about the challenges of eating at sea during the Georgian period.

more about deeds of arms

Deeds of Arms are a UK-based historical re-enactment group specialising in the Medieval Hundred Years War and naval warfare of the late 18th century and the Napoleonic War. Find out more on their website.