English Civil War Drummer statue

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English Civil War Drummer

 

Shown wearing the standard attire of the English civil war period. Both Royalists and Parliamentarians had drummers to communicate with troops by coded drum messages. The design of the drums used and the clothing worn were very similar for both factions. Drummers were usually mature men and would carry a sword, but it was not often branded as they did not normally participate in combat. This sculpture stands 60cms tall and is cast bronze as a edition of six, to be made available for purchase. Please contact John McKenna to discuss.

 

The sculpture opposite is the maquette for a lifesize public sculpture proposal for a historical site at the city of Worcester, more details on the project can be found below.

English Civil War Drummer statue by John McKenna Sculptor Royal Society of British Sculptors
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The English Civil War Drummer Statue

“I chose a drummer as a subject, as their role in the Civil Wars was more than a musician. They were always educated men, frequently able to speak other languages, and apart from their day to day role in tapping out commands by the drum, they were also sent as emissaries to parley with the enemy, and it was the custom of the age to receive a drummer as a non combatant and arrange truces and an end to fighting. A drummer therefore represents a march towards peace and reconciliation, something that Britain craved after ten years of bitter English Civil War”.

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