The British Civil War

No, not the one that cost a certain King Charles his head; NPR does their usual great job at recounting unusual pastimes and interesting fringe groups by publicizing the existence of a far-afield group of reenactors.

“Why not? It’s jolly good poppy,” says Philip Clark. A lawyer by weekday and soldier by weekend, he is one of Seawell’s many interviews. “The American war is somebody else’s war. Over in America, I’ve experienced the ‘Your grandpappy shot my grandpappy’ stuff. Over here … we’re all friends together.”

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