The Romans invade Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall Roman re-enactment by the Comitatus Group and youngsters Forbes, 4, Karen, 7, Lucy, 4, and George, 3.
Sewerby Hall Roman re-enactment by the Comitatus Group and youngsters Forbes, 4, Karen, 7, Lucy, 4, and George, 3.

ROMAN soldiers invaded Sewerby Hall and Gardens over the Bank Holiday weekend.

With spears and shields in hand the ancient Romans descended on the hall and gardens to re-enact the twilight years of the Western Roman Empire.

The spectacle, which featured infantry, cavalry, archery, and artillery displays, was carried out by amateur re-enactment society Comitatus who re-created fourth century Roman life in Europe.

Comitatus aim to not only re-create the physical appearance of their forebears, but also the crafts and skills of the period and are committed to researching and reproducing the equipment, drill and skills of the late Roman Army in Britain.