Tudor Military Training

With no standing army, the defence of the nation relied on the local Trained Bands –¬†a part-time¬†militia made up from labourers and craftsmen of the parish. Our military displays focus upon the experience of ordinary men who were periodically called upon to do their…

The Elizabethan Trayned Bandes

The Trayned Bandes had 3 general components; The trained bands; The untrained men and The pioneers. All men between 16 and 60 were elligible. The Trained bands were the chosen volunteers from the local community who would spend up to 2 days a month…