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The King's Own

Raised at the beginning of the 225th anniversary cycle of the American War for Independence, HM 4th Regiment of Foot recreates a Light Infantry Company of British Regulars as they appeared between 1771 and 1783.

 

Emphasizing camaraderie and fellowship, the recreated King's Own strives to represent the entirety of life in the British Army, showcasing not only the soldiers, but the women and children who followed the Army as well.

Events range from battle reenactments, and living history displays, to parades and other civic functions. However, no matter the nature of the event, the King's Own strives to educate the audience and shed light on Britain's role in the establishment of the United States.

The group places a strong emphasis on historical accuracy. This requires extensive research on not only the Regiment portrayed, but on British and North American society as a whole. Journals, diaries, orderly books, and other such documents provide useful incite to foodways, equipage, and customs in order to get a well rounded look at 18th century military life.

 

Given the nature of the activity, all equipment must be made "in-house" or purchased from 

skilled artisans, leading many members to learn trades such as tailoring, leather working, and hatting. The King's Own is always working to improve the impression based on the latest research in order to respectfully portray our forebearers.

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All background images courtesy of Jennifer Heim

Saturday, April 14- Battle Road & Tower Park, Lexington, MA

Sunday, April 15- Jason Russell House, Arlington, MA

Monday, April 16- Lexington Green, Lexington, MA

Saturday/Sunday, June 17-18-240th Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth, NJ

Sunday, June 21- Minutecub Muster, Sudbury, MA

Wednesday, July 4th- Independence Day Parade, Wakefield, MA

Saturday/Sunday, July 7-8- Fort Sewell, Marblehead, MA

Saturday, July 14- American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH

Saturday/Sunday, July 21-22- Defiance and Independence, Fort Ticonderoga, NY 

Saturday/Sunday, August 4-5-Redcoats and Rebels, Sturbridge, MA

Saturday/Sunday, August 24-25- Fort Ontario, Oswego, NY

Saturday/Sunday, September, 15-16- Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD

Saturday/Sunday, September, 29-30- Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, NH

Saturday, Sunday, October 6-7- Boston Occupied “An Insolent Parade”, Boston, MA

Saturday, Sunday, October 13-14Living History Encampment, Madbury, NH

Saturday, October 27  Battle of Red Horse Tavern, Sudbury, MA

2018 Event List

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