LIVING HISTORY DISPLAY
His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot
For the opening weekend of the Jane Austen Festival, re-enactment group, His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot, camped out on the lawn in front of the Holburne Museum at the end of Great Pulteney Street. We found out what life was like for a soldier living in Austen’s time, with talks, demonstrations of drill and displays of camp life. The Regiment were at the head of the Grand Regency Costumed Promenade.
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.
For more details of the group go to the 33rd Regiment of Foot website