The UK’s oldest re-enactment society will stage a vivid recreation of a Civil War battle this Easter weekend.

The Sealed Knot will be in action on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Basing House, in Old Basing, recreating the 375th anniversary of a battle at the location in 1644 during the English Civil War.

On all three days, there will be a living history encampment showing what life was like during the Civil War for everyday people, with displays including cookery, wood turning, spinning and more by artisans and craftspeople.

Visitors will experience the excitement of the Civil War live on Sunday and Monday, when there will be a re-enactment of the breaking of the siege of Basing House.

At 2pm on both days, the rival armies will assemble in full costume and armour and march to the Tudor Great Barn where a skirmish with musket fire will kick off the afternoon’s battle action.

The two armies will then parade through Old Basing, to undertake re-enactments of the first assault on the house and the main battle itself.

Admission to the event is with the purchase of the Basing House annual ticket, available from the Hampshire Cultural Trust website, which is valid for re-entry for a whole year.