Around 500 members of the King's Army of the English Civil War Society will again march in the footsteps of King Charles I in commemoration of 'His Majestie's Horrid Murder' at the hands of the Parliament in 1649.
The soldiers of this modern re-creation of a Royalist Army of the Civil Wars are all volunteers and will be clothed and equipped in the same manner as their forebears were 360 years ago. Should the weather turn to snow, as it did then, no doubt some of them will also be following His Majestie's sartorial style and be wearing two shirts!
This commemoration has been held by the Society for over thirty years.
The march will commence on the Mall outside St Jamesí Palace at 11:25 am, proceed down the Mall and assemble on Horse Guards Parade where a religious drumhead service is held, a colour is trooped and blessed, the Oath of Loyalty is administered and awards and commissions are presented.
The wreath, which ĎRemembers His Majestieís Horrid Murderí, is then trooped around the whole army before being taken by the honour guard through Horse Guards Arch and across to the Banqueting House at around 12:20 pm and laid where the deed was carried out.
Another wreath will have already have been laid at 10.30am at the base of the contemporary statue in Trafalgar Square, past which the King's Army will march on their return journey to St.James' Palace, past the statue of King Charles I through Admiralty Arch and down The Mall.
The King's Army, part of the English Civil War Society, spends the summer months re-creating history with the Roundhead Association at venues throughout the country.
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2020-01-26 11:00 2020-01-26 11:00 Europe/London Civil War Society Remembers the 'Horrid Murder' of King Charles I Grand parade by around 500 members of the King's Army of the English Civil War Society in memory of the execution of King Charles I. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/26/civil-war-society-remembers-the-horrid-murder-of-king-charles-i-220794 The Mall,St Jame's Park,,London