For the opening weekend of the Jane Austen Festival, re-enactment group, His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot, will be camping out on the Holburne’s front lawn. Experience what life would have been like for a soldier living in Austen’s time through talks, demonstrations of drill, and displays of camp life. The Regiment will also be leading the popular annual Austen promenade on the morning of Saturday 15 September (please note: most camp displays and demonstrations on this date will be scheduled for the afternoon)
His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot is modelled on a standard battalion company of a line regiment of infantry during the period 1812–1816. It was raised in 1702 as ‘The Earl of Huntingdon’s Regiment’ by order of Queen Anne to fight in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September, 10am-5pm & 11am-5pm