Recruits are always welcome to our regiment, most of whom are located in the South of England.
To become a member of Ruperts, you must be a member of the Sealed Knot.
Who are "The Sealed Knot"?
The Sealed Knot is a Registered Education Charity that aims to re-create typical events,including battles, of the English Civil Wars which took place over 350 years ago. Formed in 1968 it has a membership of over 4000 and is the largest military re-enactment society in Europe.
Our membership is drawn from all walks of life and every part of the UK from the far North of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall. Most summer weekends will find the society in action whether at a major muster or regimental display at a country house or castle.
Where does the name "The Sealed Knot" come from?
The Sealed Knot was the name given to a secret Royalist organisation which in the 1650's worked towards the restoration of the monarchy, with little success. It took its name from the chain of the Order of the Garter which links sealed knots of Tudor roses.
The present Sealed Knot is far from being a secret society, and is run on the lines of two 17th century armies - Royalist and Parliamentarian. Its members are organised into regiments, largely on a geographical basis.
Can I Take Part?
Participation in the Battles and displays organised by The Sealed Knot is actively encouraged.
Any member of the society who does not wish to participate in the battles, is welcome to come along and enjoy the camping and social events.
Children under 16 years can march (and drum or fife) to battles with the Regiment, but are not allowed onto battlefields. They are able to watch battles from a designated Safe Area with an adult. A Corps of Apprentices provides training and active participation for 12-15 year olds at events, and often they take part in pre-battle displays and cameos.