Her Britannic Majesty's Own
A Mid-Victorian Living History Group

1st Foot, 23rd Foot, & Scots Fusilier Guards,
with authentic military and civilian accounts.

         Her Britannic Majesty's Own currently numbers five.   Two members, W. Hutchison and F. Hall, take the historical impression of officers of the Scots Fusilier Guards.  The third male member, R. FitzRoy D'Arlynn, has selected the 23d Foot, Royal Welch Fusiliers, as his historical regiment.  Lady Swinston, below, gives a civilian impression, and discusses nursing, and the medical side of the war.  During the Summer of 2005, a new impression was introduced, that of Bt 2nd Lt Colonel Edmond Haythorne, an officer in the 1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots).  All material has been thoroughly researched, and several members have visited the sites in the Crimean theater of war, and England, in order to continue their quest of history.        
        We attend specific living history events and act as interpretive volunteers for the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior, the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Maryland, and selected non-profit historical organizations in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.  
        Since the relocation of two of our members, we seek additional events in eastern Tennessee, southwest Virginia, northern Georgia, and western North & South Carolina.

Period 1855 photo by Richard C. Hooker.
Colour cleverly applied in London.

From L-R, Capt/Lt Col Hall, and Capt/Lt Col Hutchison, Scots Fusilier Guards; Major R. FitzRoy D'Arlynn, 23d Foot, Royal Welch Fusiliers.

Lady Swinston
Period 1854

       Always conscious of history, we review the Crimean War and its myriad consequences to both military and civilian alike from a time in the late 1859, a few years after the struggle has ended.  For us, the war is a memory, as is the recently concluded Indian Mutiny.
  We are the storytellers, simply attempting to give the American public, who for the large part are ignorant of the Crimean conflict, an overview of this historical event.   

       If you are interested is having us attend your event and excite your visitors' sensibilities with a different approach to history, e-mail us.

Revised:  28 August, 2009